Set in the early 1900s, lowry's (number the stars) lyrical novel unspools at a leisurely pace through the eyes of katy, who wishes to follow in the footsteps.
The silent boy by andrew taylor buy now from kirkus reviews issue: aug 15th, 2015 more fiction & literature more by andrew taylor fiction our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our pro connect email alert. The silent boy by lois lowry draws you into the life and mindset of katy thatcher, a young girl growing up in the early 1900’s katy narrates this story as an older woman (in 1987), but she does so completely from the perspective of the young child that she was at the time.
The silent boy is a work of historical fiction taking place in the early 1900s the book features a photograph at the beginning of each section, which does a great job of future immersing the silent boy is a story about a unique relationship between katy thatcher, a young girl with dreams of becoming a doctor like her father, and jacob, a special needs boy that cannot speak but has a close connection with animals. Bookpage review by james webb april 2003 set in a small pennsylvania town in the early 1900s, lois lowry's the silent boy tells the story of katy thatcher, a precocious doctor's daughter, and the unusual boy she meets on a nearby farm.
“the silent boy” is yet another one of newbery medal-winning author lois lowry’s incredibly thought-provoking novels i have read quite a few of her books, and though each one never fails to. A period slice-of-life book read common sense media's the silent boy review, age rating, and parents guide.