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River Boy

Tim Bowler

Jess and her parents have brought Grandpa back to his boyhood home by the river. Although the old man has recently suffered a heart attack, he insists on this journey. He wants to finish one last painting before he dies. Jess is training to be a long distance swimmer, so when Grandpa is napping, she practices in the river. But soon she starts seeing a presence there--one that is also affecting Grandpa’s painting. Who is the boyish figure Jess sees in the river? What does he want her to do? Tim Bowler grew up in a house overlooking an estuary of the Thames. A scholar, translator and writer, he wanted to create a book that would use the river as a spiritual metaphor for the course of life and death. River Boy is a gripping story as well as an invitation to discuss the ways people cope with dying. It was awarded the Carnegie Medal in 1998.

Jess and her parents have brought Grandpa back to his boyhood home by the river. Although the old man has recently suffered a heart attack, he insists on this journey. He wants to finish one last painting before he dies. Jess is training to be a long distance swimmer, so when Grandpa is napping, she practices in the river. But soon she starts seeing a presence there--one that is also affecting Grandpa’s painting. Who is the boyish figure Jess sees in the river? What does he want her to do? Tim Bowler grew up in a house overlooking an estuary of the Thames. A scholar, translator and writer, he wanted to create a book that would use the river as a spiritual metaphor for the course of life and death. River Boy is a gripping story as well as an invitation to discuss the ways people cope with dying. It was awarded the Carnegie Medal in 1998.
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Jess and her parents have brought Grandpa back to his boyhood home by the river. Although the old man has recently suffered a heart attack, he insists on this journey. He wants to finish one last painting before he dies. Jess is training to be a long distance swimmer, so when Grandpa is napping, she practices in the river. But soon she starts seeing a presence there--one that is also affecting Grandpa’s painting. Who is the boyish figure Jess sees in the river? What does he want her to do? Tim Bowler grew up in a house overlooking an estuary of the Thames. A scholar, translator and writer, he wanted to create a book that would use the river as a spiritual metaphor for the course of life and death. River Boy is a gripping story as well as an invitation to discuss the ways people cope with dying. It was awarded the Carnegie Medal in 1998.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Christina Moore

Length:

4h 5m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:30

Introduction
Introduction

00:33


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:33


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:36


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:18


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:29


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

13:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:09


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:03


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:14


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:48


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:34


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

32:24


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:09


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:42


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:41


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:15


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:51


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:49


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:24


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

13:15


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

10:48


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:33