On My Honor

by Marion Dane Bauer
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The Newbery Honor-winning coming-of-age story of a young boy's devastating guilt over the death of his best friend after a swimming challenge goes terribly wrong.


  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547722405
  • ISBN-10: 0547722400
  • Pages: 96
  • Publication Date: 08/07/2012
  • Carton Quantity: 48

About the book
Joel’s best friend, Tony, is a daredevil. It was Tony’s idea to make the long bike ride to
the Starved Rock state park, and Tony’s idea to stop for a swim in the dangerous Vermillion
River. So why does Joel feel so much guilt when tragedy strikes?
The paperback features a beautiful new cover and introduction by Katherine Paterson,
author of the Newbery Medal–winning book Bridge to Terabithia.
About the author
Marion Dane Bauer

Marion Dane Bauer has written more than one hundred children's books, including picture books, easy readers, early chapter books, and novels. She won a Newbery Honor for On My Honor, a middle grade coming-of-age story. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. www.mariondanebauer.com.

Reviews

"A powerful, soul-stirring novel told simply and well." —Booklist, ALA, Starred Review

"Descriptions are vivid, characterization and dialogue natural, and the style taut but unforced. A powerful, moving book." —School Library Journal 

"While there is death, there is also love, and Bauer's honest and gripping novel joins the ranks of such as Katherine Paterson's Bridge to Terabithia in its handling of these issues." —Publisher's Weekly