The One-in-a-million Boy

The One-in-a-million Boy

Large Print - 2017
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Miss Ona Vitkus has - aside from three months in the summer of 1914 - lived unobtrusively, her secrets fiercely protected. But the boy, with his passion for world records, changes all that. He is eleven. She is one hundred and four years, one hundred and thirty-three days old (they are counting). And he makes her feel like she might be really special after all. Better late than never... Only, it's been two weeks now since he last visited, and she's starting to think he's not so different from all the rest. Then the boy's father comes, for some reason determined to finish his son's good deed. And Ona must show this new stranger that not only are there odd jobs to be done, but a life's ambition to complete...
Publisher: Leicester : 2017. Thorpe, Charnwood,
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781444833973
Branch Call Number: LT WOOD
Characteristics: 424 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: 1-in-a-1000000 boy

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bibliomum
Apr 27, 2017

I loved the context of this book. A great story. I gave it a 3 because it was definitely not a quick read for me.

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becker
Mar 15, 2017

Great dialogue and highly likeable characters make this a heart warming cozy read.

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nancyau12
Jan 21, 2017

Highly recommended to me by Pat from Bookclub. She said I would love this book

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fadzie
Oct 21, 2016

Such a beautiful story. Believable, likeable characters taking the reader through their stories - love, loss, redemption - connecting just by living the day to day and being human. So sad but also hopeful and inspiring.

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mishw
Oct 09, 2016

I loved the way this book was written. An easy flowing read. Funny and sad. I didn't want it to finish as the characters were people like you knew or wanted to know.

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sasie
Sep 21, 2016

Absolutely wonderful, heart warming, fabulous story.

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Reads_A_Lot
May 28, 2016

A lovely story of how the loss of a special little boy brings people from different walks of life together. Similar story style to A Man Called Ove and The Universe Versus Alex Woods. 104 year old Ona is a great character. Seeing Quinn grow as a friend and a human being through his relationship with Ona is heartwarming. I really enjoyed this book.

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