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Sinopsis: Johnnie Cass comes from a broken home. His mother is well-meaning but is absolutely terrified of Big Joe, Johnnie's stepfather, who is a violent drunkard. Johnnie, who has been made partially deaf by his stepfather's continual battering, lives in a world of his own. When Big Joe falls down the stairs one night, Johnnie mistakenly believes he has killed him. In fear and terror, he runs away to try and find his real father.
From Publishers Weekly:
Although it skirts sentimentality at times, this tale of a young boy's search for his father has universal resonance. Johnnie is an abused child, made deaf by the repeated beatings of his brutal stepfather, and, at age 12, well known to social workers as the keystone of his little family, a bevy of half-brothers and sisters neglected by their flighty young mother. When, in an attempt to protect his mother, Johnnie brings about the death of his stepfather, he flees in panic. With angelic looks and artistic talent his only assets, he wends his way northward to Wales, where he has heard that his father once worked on the oil rigs. While his friends back homea social worker, a self-employed painter, a 13-year-old girl and a young nunengage in a search for the missing boy and his dog, he is variously befriended by others during his odyssey. Despite hardships, there are many idyllic moments on Johnnie's trek, particularly the happy ending and its promise. Webster is the author of Bracken (1985), also about a sensitive young boy. In this novel, she renders a Dickensian tyke whose appealing story will affect many readers. Reader's Digest Condensed Books Selection.
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Título: Johnnie Alone
Editorial: St Martins Pr
Año de publicación: 1988
Condición del libro: Good
Descripción St. Martin's Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Nº de ref. de la librería G0312017804I3N00
Descripción St Martins Pr, 1988. Estado de conservación: Good. 1st Edition. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP12085307
Descripción St Martins Pr, 1988. Estado de conservación: Good. 1st Edition. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP86373893
Descripción St Martins Pr, 1988. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG0312017804
Descripción St Martins Pr, Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A., 1988. Cloth. Estado de conservación: Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good. Usual library stamps and card holders. Else very good and clean. Moving teen fiction, about a deaf boy who is artistically tallented and beaten by his stepfather. Ex-Library. Nº de ref. de la librería 003148