The Boy on the Porch

The Boy on the Porch

Synopsis

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.

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Chapters

  • TheBoyOnThePorch_01_Open

    Duration: 09s

  • TheBoyOnThePorch_02_Chapter1

    Duration: 01min

  • TheBoyOnThePorch_03_Chapter2

    Duration: 02min

  • TheBoyOnThePorch_04_Chapter3

    Duration: 01min

  • TheBoyOnThePorch_05_Chapter4

    Duration: 02min

  • TheBoyOnThePorch_06_Chapter5

    Duration: 01min

  • TheBoyOnThePorch_07_Chapter6

    Duration: 02min

  • TheBoyOnThePorch_08_Chapter7

    Duration: 04min

  • TheBoyOnThePorch_09_Chapter8

    Duration: 02min

  • TheBoyOnThePorch_10_Chapter9

    Duration: 01min

  • TheBoyOnThePorch_11_Chapter10

    Duration: 04min

  • TheBoyOnThePorch_12_Chapter11

    Duration: 01min

  • TheBoyOnThePorch_13_Chapter12

    Duration: 01min

  • TheBoyOnThePorch_14_Chapter13

    Duration: 04min

  • TheBoyOnThePorch_15_Chapter14

    Duration: 01min

  • TheBoyOnThePorch_16_Chapter15

    Duration: 02min

  • TheBoyOnThePorch_17_Chapter16

    Duration: 01min

  • TheBoyOnThePorch_18_Chapter17

    Duration: 01min

  • TheBoyOnThePorch_19_Chapter18

    Duration: 02min

  • TheBoyOnThePorch_20_Chapter19

    Duration: 01min

  • TheBoyOnThePorch_21_Chapter20

    Duration: 02min

  • TheBoyOnThePorch_22_Chapter21

    Duration: 02min

  • TheBoyOnThePorch_23_Chapter22

    Duration: 02min

  • TheBoyOnThePorch_24_Chapter23

    Duration: 01min

  • TheBoyOnThePorch_25_Chapter24

    Duration: 05min

  • TheBoyOnThePorch_26_Chapter25

    Duration: 03min

  • TheBoyOnThePorch_27_Chapter26

    Duration: 03min

  • TheBoyOnThePorch_28_Chapter27

    Duration: 04min

  • TheBoyOnThePorch_29_Chapter28

    Duration: 02min

  • TheBoyOnThePorch_30_Chapter29

    Duration: 02min

  • TheBoyOnThePorch_31_Chapter30

    Duration: 04min

  • TheBoyOnThePorch_32_Chapter31

    Duration: 02min

  • TheBoyOnThePorch_33_Chapter32

    Duration: 02min

  • TheBoyOnThePorch_34_Chapter33

    Duration: 02min

  • TheBoyOnThePorch_35_Chapter34

    Duration: 03min

  • TheBoyOnThePorch_36_Chapter35

    Duration: 04min

  • TheBoyOnThePorch_37_Chapter36

    Duration: 03min

  • TheBoyOnThePorch_38_Chapter37

    Duration: 50s

  • TheBoyOnThePorch_39_Chapter38

    Duration: 01min

  • TheBoyOnThePorch_40_Chapter39

    Duration: 35s

  • TheBoyOnThePorch_41_Chapter40

    Duration: 06min

  • TheBoyOnThePorch_42_Chapter41

    Duration: 01min

  • TheBoyOnThePorch_43_Chapter42

    Duration: 01min

  • TheBoyOnThePorch_44_Chapter43

    Duration: 01min

  • TheBoyOnThePorch_45_Chapter44

    Duration: 02min

  • TheBoyOnThePorch_46_Chapter45

    Duration: 51s

  • TheBoyOnThePorch_47_Chapter46

    Duration: 01min

  • TheBoyOnThePorch_48_Chapter47

    Duration: 05min

  • TheBoyOnThePorch_49_Chapter48

    Duration: 05min

  • TheBoyOnThePorch_50_Chapter49

    Duration: 01min

  • TheBoyOnThePorch_51_Chapter50

    Duration: 05min

  • TheBoyOnThePorch_52_Chapter51

    Duration: 01min

  • TheBoyOnThePorch_53_Credits

    Duration: 31s

  • sample-174

    Duration: 01min