The Old Man and the Boy (Paperback)

By Robert Ruark

Holt Paperbacks, 9780805026696, 320pp.

Publication Date: August 15, 1993

Other Editions of This Title:
MP3 CD (11/7/2017)
Compact Disc (11/7/2017)
Hardcover (12/1/1990)
Paperback, Chinese (10/18/2018)

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This classic captures the endearing relationship between a man and his grandson as they fish and hunt the lakes and woods of North Carolina. All the while the Old Man acts as teacher and guide, passing on his wisdom and life experiences to the boy, who listens in rapt fascination.

About the Author

Robert Ruark (1915-1965) was an author and columnist. His many books include The Old Man and the Boy, Poor No More, and The Old Man's Boy Grows Older.

Praise For The Old Man and the Boy

“Filled with homespun humor and salty common sense. This is a book to be savored slowly, and kept and cherished.” —Herald Tribune

“Written with great joy . . . the book is a delight to read.” —Library Journal