onion john Author:joseph Krumgold Andy Rusch, Jr. had a lot of friends in Serenity, the town where he lived. But his best friend was Onion John, and for a time he was Onion John's best friend. — Onion John lived up on Hessian Hill in a house he had built out of piled-up stones and four bath tubs (no running water). He ate onions the way Andy ate apples, and to Onion John teh Sere... more »nity dump was the same as the supermarket is to other people. Goodness and happiness radiated from him. Whether his talk was understandable or not, whether his methods of bringing rain, making apple grow large, or celebrating Halloween made sense to the world at large, they made sense to Andy.
But when Anderew Rusch, Senior, and his frinds in the Rotary tried to transform Onion John;s way of life, everything changed: Andy's life, Onion John's life, and even that of Andy's mother and father. Within the pages of this book, Andy grows up.
Joseph Krumgold deals in Onion John with a classic theme. His story of the age-old conflict between father and son is told with humor and gusto, and most of all with compassion.« less