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The Most Important Thing

(2016)
Stories about Sons, Fathers, and Grandfathers
A collection of stories by

 
Luke sees the ghost of his father but can't figure out what Dad wants him to do. Paul takes a camping trip with the grandfather he's just met and discovers what lies behind the man's erratic behavior. Ryan has some surprising questions when he interviews his prospective stepfather for the job. In a compellingly honest collection of stories, multiple-award-winning author Avi introduces seven boys - boys with fathers at home and boys whose fathers have left, boys who spend most of their time with their grandfathers and boys who would rather spend time with anyone but the men in their lives. By turns heartbreaking, hopeful, and funny, the stories show us boys seeking acceptance, guidance, or just someone to look up to. Each one shines a different light on the question "What is the most important thing a father can do for his son?"

 
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Used availability for Avi's The Most Important Thing


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Hardback Editions

April 2016 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Most Important Thing: Stories about Sons, Fathers, and Grandfathers
Author(s): Avi
ISBN: 0-7636-8111-3 / 978-0-7636-8111-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

May 2017 : Australia Paperback
thumbTitle: The Most Important Thing: Stories About Sons, Fathers and Grandfathers
Author(s): Avi
ISBN: 1-925381-63-3 / 978-1-925381-63-4 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Walker Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

April 2016 : Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Most Important Thing: Stories About Sons, Fathers, and Grandfathers
Author(s): Avi
ISBN: 1-5113-7181-1 / 978-1-5113-7181-0
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2016 : Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Most Important Thing: Stories About Sons, Fathers, and Grandfathers
Author(s): Avi
ISBN: 1-5113-7183-8 / 978-1-5113-7183-4
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2016 : MP3 CD
thumbTitle: The Most Important Thing: Stories about Sons, Fathers, and Grandfathers
Author(s): Avi
ISBN: 1-5113-7182-X / 978-1-5113-7182-7
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

April 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Most Important Thing
Author(s): Avi
Publisher: Candlewick
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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