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Harper Collins, Oct 6, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 224 pages
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Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech's inspired novel tells the story of a boy who fantasizes about who he is in order to discover who he will become. Now with fresh and gorgeous new cover art, this touching tale has received many starred reviews, and was called a "warm, funny, philosophical novel" by Kirkus Reviews.

With the backdrop of a large family and a theater as its frame, this is a story about twelve-year-old Leo, who has a talent for transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. That's why he's called "fog boy." He's always dreaming, always replaying things in his brain. As an actor in the school play, he is poised and ready for the curtain to open. But in the play that is his life, he is eager to discover what part will be his.

With the universal theme of finding one's true identity, and set amid a loud, noisy, memorable family, Leo's story is one that all kids will relate to. And there's a full play at the end of the book that kids and teachers can perform!

 

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

3.5 stars? I dunno, this one just didn't hit me in the same way as the other Creech I've read so far. It seemed a little contrived, a bit as if the author was stretching beyond her reach. Read full review

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User Review  - foggidawn - LibraryThing

Leo is the middle child in a large family. He often feels invisible among his loud siblings and relatives. Leo is also a dreamer, who uses his imagination to picture how he would like the world to be ... Read full review

Contents

Boy Wonder
1
Home
8
Tryouts
15
Leaping
24
Pietro and Nunzio
32
Improvising
39
Papas Script
45
The Shoes
55
The Bird
71
Goals
86
The Microscope
101
Crash Smash Crumple
116
The Album
131
The Old Crone
147
Jitters
160
What We Did Today
176

Papa
65

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About the author (2009)

Sharon Creech has written twenty books for young people and is published in over twenty languages. Her books have received awards in both the U.S. and abroad, including the Newbery Medal for Walk Two Moons, the Newbery Honor for The Wanderer, and Great Britain’s Carnegie Medal for Ruby Holler.

Before beginning her writing career, Sharon Creech taught English for fifteen years in England and Switzerland. She and her husband now live in Maine, “lured there by our grandchildren,” Creech says. “Moo was inspired by our mutual love of Maine and by our granddaughter’s involvement in a local 4-H program. We have all been enchanted with the charms of cows.”

www.sharoncreech.com

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