Catagory: Children's Literature
By the Author of the Newbery Medal-winning Bridge to Terabithia
Like New. 181 pages.
Summary from back of book:
Jip's past is a puzzle--and solving it is dangerous.
After tumbling off the back of a wagon, Jip was brought to the town poor farm. He has lived there ever since, content to do chores and tend animals--until the day the lunatic comes. Caged like an animal, Put seems terrifying and less than human. But as the weeks pass, Jip sees Put as the wise man he truly is. And, when a menacing stranger comes to town, claiming to have been sent by Jip's grieving father, Jip turns to his new friend to make sense of it all. WIth Put's help, can Jip solve the riddle of his past?
"What a story. It's not often that the revelations of the plot are so astonishing--and yet so inevitable--that they make you shout and think and shiver and cry." - Booklist, starred review
Winner of the Scott O'Dell Award
ALA Notable Book
Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year