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The Most Important Thing

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

 
 
One of the most beloved writers of our time presents seven short stories exploring the vital ties between fathers and sons.

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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Hardback Editions

April 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: 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
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Paperback Editions

May 2017 : Australia Paperback
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Title: 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 Australia
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Audio Editions

April 2016 : Audio CD
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Title: 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
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Title: 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
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Title: 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   


April 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Most Important Thing: Stories About Sons, Fathers, and Grandfathers
Author(s): Avi
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

April 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Most Important Thing: Stories About Sons, Fathers, and Grandfathers
Author(s): Avi
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA