The Most Important Thing

By Avi

Seven short stories exploring the vital ties between fathers and sons.

In this compellingly honest collection of stories, Avi introduces seven boys seeking acceptance, guidance, or just someone to look up to. Luke sees the ghost of his father. Paul takes a camping trip with the grandfather he’s just met. And Ryan has some surprising questions for his potential stepfather. Each story shines a different light on the question, “What’s the most important thing a father can do for his son?”

  • Avi is one of the most respected and awarded children's book writers working today.
  • "Avi’s deft incorporation of humor, heartache, and the occasional touch of the supernatural will draw readers in as they ponder how family ties bind in both positive and negative ways." Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • "Together, these offerings weave a picture of the relationships that can develop between teenage boys and their fathers and grandfathers—or the lack thereof...readers who take a chance on this collection will be rewarded." School Library Journal

About the author

Avi is a multi-award-winning American author of children’s and young adult literature. He has received the Newbery Medal, two Newbery Honors, two Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards, the Scott O’Dell Historical Fiction Award, the Christopher Award for Young People and several American Library Association (ALA) Notables.

ISBN: 9781925381634
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: August 1, 2017
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 224pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $19.99
New Zealand RRP: $22.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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