First Boy

First Boy

by Gary D. Schmidt

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Gary Schmidt's First Boy fast-paced political thriller will have the reader turning the pages in anticipation of the next clue.

"You're my first boy, Cooper, my first boy," grandfather says just before he dies. All alone in the world, without even a dog, the only thing that keeps Cooper going is running the dairy farm.

Suddenly, black sedans are swarming all around Cooper's small New Hampshire town, driven by mysterious men in dark suits. Cooper's barn is burned to the ground, and his house is broken into and searched during the night. The President of the United States calls on Cooper for a visit, and her opponent wants Cooper to join him on the campaign trail.

Who exactly is Cooper Jewett, and what does the government want with him?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312371494
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication date: 09/04/2007
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,200,489
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.49(d)
Lexile: 850L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Gary Schmidt does not live in New Hampshire. He does, however, live on a farm—with his wife, Anne, six children, too many cats, and not enough dogs. He teaches writing at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and he writes his novels on a 1953 Royal manual typewriter in a barn. His novel Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy was both a Newbery Honor Book and a Printz Honor Book. He is also the author of Mara's Stories and The Wonders of Donal O'Donnell.

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First Boy 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
book_readerEK More than 1 year ago
First Boy, by Gary Schmidt is an excellent read. Cooper Jewett, the main character lives on a farm with his grandfather, having already lost his grandmother, it becomes even harder to keep up the farm when his grandfather dies. Cooper is a smart, capable boy who is forced to solely take on the responsibilities of his grandparent's farm. He is strong-willed and very determined to handle the task at hand. But he does have a couple neighbors who look out for him. Mr. Searle is the farmer down the road who helps Cooper keep up with all the farm chores and Mrs. Perley is also a neighbor who cooks for him and keeps an eye on him whenever she can. The story is quite interesting and it was easy to keep turning the pages to find out what happened next. When strange things start happening at the farm and men unknown to Cooper start showing up, Cooper doesn't know what to think. The book is engaging and the twist at the end is one you won't see coming.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is about a dairyman who doesn't know who he is and the senator, who is running for president, saying that the boy is the president's son.
bsu on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Cooper lives with his grandfather on a small dairy farm in New Hampshire. After his grandfather's death, Cooper has to figure out how to run the farm and cope with the powerful strangers who are asking about his parents
cpotter on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Cooper's grandfather dies leaving him alone in the world. Cooper is determined to keep his families dairy farm going even if he has to do so by himself. Mysterious black cars are seen about town and then damage begins to happen around Cooper's farm. Cooper finds himself involved in a political struggle as he discovers who his parents really are and the meaning of family.6-8 gradesno language problems