On My Honor

by Marion Dane Bauer

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

A 1987 Newbery Honor Book 


Joel's best friend Tony drowns while they are swimming in the forbidden, treacherous Vermilion River. Joel is terrified at having to tell of his disobedience and overwhelmed by his feelings of guilt.

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 Falcon Heights, Minnesota. www.mariondanebauer.com.


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