Just David

by Eleanor H. Porter

A very positive feel-good book.

5.0 rating
January 17, 2020

This is a very positive book that left me feeling good!


Beautiful Story of a Young Boy

5.0 rating
January 15, 2020

What a sweet story of a young and innocent child raised up in the mountains away from others. He has a great love for nature and a beautiful talent playing the violin. We get to see how his life had some difficult trials and yet he still managed to change those around him for the better.
This book definitely made my favorites list, I couldn’t stop raving about it to anyone and everyone that would listen!


Feel good book

5.0 rating
December 30, 2019

I love David’s innocence and his outlook on life. We are reading this as a family read and my kids are enjoying it (they are nine and under.) They like the idea of playing the violin to what David hears in nature. They can’t wait to hear what David will do next.



5.0 rating
December 19, 2019

This book!!!! Oh my goodness. I had to have my 10-yr-old read half of the last chapter because I couldn’t stop sobbing. I have never cried like that for a story before but this story and the perspective on life and character the father painted for the little boy was priceless! I bought 5 extra copies to give away because it was THAT good! Thank you Good & Beautiful for reprinting this gem! I would give it 100 Stars if I could!

Jen Anglen

Favorite Book of High School 1 Course

5.0 rating
December 18, 2019

This book has been our favorite read for the high school curriculum. It truly encompasses everything The Good and the Beautiful is about. I’m looking forward to reading it again as a read aloud with one of my younger children.

Read Review Policies
Level 9

David was raised in an isolated mountain cabin by a devoted father who taught David to love beauty, nature, and music. When David’s father becomes seriously ill, he decides to take David to relatives that the boy has never met. But partway into the journey, his father dies. David does not know the names of his relatives or even the name of his father, which his father had a reason for not telling him. This story is not just about what happens to David, but also what happens to all those who enter his life after this tragic event.

198 pages

This book is integrated with the High School 1 Language Arts Course and is included in the High School 1 Course Set.

Available on Audible

This book is available for Audible at Amazon.com.

Suggested Items