Try Premium for 30 days

Live games for all NFL, MLB, NBA, & NHL teams
Commercial-Free Music
No Display Ads
The Boy on the Porch-logo

The Boy on the Porch

Sharon Creech

When John and Marta found the boy on the porch, they were curious, naturally, as to why he was there—and they hadn't expected him to stay, not at first, but he did stay, day after day, until it seemed as if he belonged, running and smiling and laughing his silent laugh, tapping and patting on every surface as he made his music, and painting—with water, with paint, with mud—those swirly swirls and swings and trees. One day a young couple wakes to find a boy asleep on their porch. Unable to speak, the boy cannot explain his history. What kind of people would leave their child with strangers? All John and Marta know is that they have been chosen to care for this boy. As their connection to him grows, they embrace his exuberant spirit and talents. The three of them blossom into an unlikely family, but how long can their happiness last? From Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech comes a singular story that reminds us of the surprising connections that emerge when generosity prevails.

When John and Marta found the boy on the porch, they were curious, naturally, as to why he was there—and they hadn't expected him to stay, not at first, but he did stay, day after day, until it seemed as if he belonged, running and smiling and laughing his silent laugh, tapping and patting on every surface as he made his music, and painting—with water, with paint, with mud—those swirly swirls and swings and trees. One day a young couple wakes to find a boy asleep on their porch. Unable to speak, the boy cannot explain his history. What kind of people would leave their child with strangers? All John and Marta know is that they have been chosen to care for this boy. As their connection to him grows, they embrace his exuberant spirit and talents. The three of them blossom into an unlikely family, but how long can their happiness last? From Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech comes a singular story that reminds us of the surprising connections that emerge when generosity prevails.
More Information

Description:

When John and Marta found the boy on the porch, they were curious, naturally, as to why he was there—and they hadn't expected him to stay, not at first, but he did stay, day after day, until it seemed as if he belonged, running and smiling and laughing his silent laugh, tapping and patting on every surface as he made his music, and painting—with water, with paint, with mud—those swirly swirls and swings and trees. One day a young couple wakes to find a boy asleep on their porch. Unable to speak, the boy cannot explain his history. What kind of people would leave their child with strangers? All John and Marta know is that they have been chosen to care for this boy. As their connection to him grows, they embrace his exuberant spirit and talents. The three of them blossom into an unlikely family, but how long can their happiness last? From Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech comes a singular story that reminds us of the surprising connections that emerge when generosity prevails.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Heather Henderson

Length:

2h 15m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:14


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:19


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:41


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:12


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:04


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:27


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:45


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:32


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:37


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:44


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:05


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:09


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:59


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:17


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:45


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:03


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:45


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:30


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:31


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:38


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:14


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:38


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:16


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

01:15


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:54


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:48


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:39


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:32


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:28


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:57


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:33


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:36


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:10


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:09


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:26


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:04


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:41


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

00:52


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

01:37


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

00:37


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:57


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

01:32


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

01:04


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

01:21


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

02:07


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

00:53


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

01:35


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:34


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:07


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

01:48


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:07


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

01:36


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

00:33