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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Demco Media
Publication date July 1, 2001
Binding Reinforced
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780606217958
ISBN-10 0606217959
Dimensions 1.25 by 4.50 by 7 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Business
Original list price $16.80
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
A life-affirming tale of the goodness implicit in everyone follows twelve-year-old Trevor, a boy from a troubled family, who develops a plan as part of a school project that starts people doing good things for each other.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: An immediate bestseller when first published, Pay It Forward captured hearts all over the world, became a wildly popular film starring Kevin Spacey and Helen Hunt, and spawned a generation of increased altruism. This fifteenth anniversary edition includes a new introduction by the author. It takes an inspiring and moving tale of a young boy who believed in the power of kindness and brings it to a new generation of readers.

Twelve-year-old Trevor McKinney accepts his social studies teacher’s challenge: come up with a plan to change the world. His idea is simple: Do a good deed for three people and ask them to “pay it forward” to three others in need. He envisions a vast movement of kindness and goodwill spreading beyond his small California town and across the world. The project, however, appears to falter. Jerry, a bum who receives some allowance money from Trevor, returns to a life of dissolution. Trevor wants his pretty, hardworking mother—a woman who raised him lovingly despite struggles with alcoholism—to marry his teacher, Reuben St. Clair. Reuben is a scarred, bitter, untrusting man with a disfiguring injury from Vietnam. He seems to come alive only when in front of his class. For a time that matchmaking brings nothing but problems. Ultimately, though, unusual things start to happen. Crime rates dip across the nation, and nobody seems to know why. Then a journalist tracks down the source: an epidemic of random acts of kindness.

Anyone who has ever despaired of one person’s ability to effect change will rejoice in Trevor’s courage and determination to see the good in everyone.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780684862712 Book cover for 9781481409414 Book cover for 9781568959603
 
Reprint edition from Simon & Schuster (August 19, 2014); titled "Pay It Forward: Young Readers' Edition"
9781481409414 | details & prices | 261 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 3-4 | 0.82 lbs | List price $17.99
This edition also contains Pay It Forward
About: The internationally bestselling book that inspired the Pay It Forward movement is now available in a middle grade edition.
Large print edition from Wheeler Pub Inc (January 1, 2001)
9781568959603 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.65 lbs | List price $27.95
About: An immediate bestseller when first published, Pay It Forward captured hearts all over the world, became a wildly popular film starring Kevin Spacey and Helen Hunt, and spawned a generation of increased altruism.
from Simon & Schuster (February 1, 2000)
9780684862712 | details & prices | 288 pages | 5.25 × 6.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $23.00
About: A life-affirming tale of the goodness implicit in everyone follows twelve-year-old Trevor, a boy from a troubled family, who develops a plan as part of a school project that starts people doing good things for each other
Paperback
Book cover for 9781439170403 Book cover for 9781476796383
 
15 anv edition from Simon & Schuster (December 23, 2014)
9781476796383 | details & prices | 311 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $16.00
This edition also contains Pay It Forward
About: An immediate bestseller when first published, Pay It Forward captured hearts all over the world, became a wildly popular film starring Kevin Spacey and Helen Hunt, and spawned a generation of increased altruism.
Reprint edition from Simon & Schuster (April 27, 2010)
9781439170403 | details & prices | 311 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $16.00
This edition also contains Pay It Forward
About: The internationally acclaimed sensation that started a movement of giving.
CD/Spoken Word
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With Michael McGlone, Enid Graham, Debra Monk | Abridged edition from Simon & Schuster (October 1, 2000)
9780743518055 | details & prices | List price $30.00
About: Now A Major Motion Picture From Warner Bros.
With Leland Gantt (other contributor), Michael McGlone (other contributor), Enid Graham (other contributor), Liam Norton (other contributor), Debra Monk (other contributor) | Abridged edition from Simon & Schuster (February 1, 2000)
9780684872384 | details & prices | 5.00 × 5.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $30.00
About: A life-affirming tale of the goodness implicit in everyone follows twelve-year-old Trevor, a boy from a troubled family, who develops a plan as part of a school project that starts people doing good things for each other.
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780792723790
 
With William Dufris (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Chivers Audio Books (June 1, 2000)
9780792723790 | details & prices | 6.75 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $54.95
With Leland Gantt (other contributor), Enid Graham (other contributor), Michael McGlone (other contributor), Liam Norton (other contributor), Debra Monk (other contributor) | Abridged edition from Simon & Schuster Audioworks (February 1, 2000)
9780671784706 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.25 × 1.25 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $23.00
About: A life-affirming tale of the goodness implicit in everyone follows twelve-year-old Trevor, a boy from a troubled family, who develops a plan as part of a school project that starts people doing good things for each other.
Reinforced
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The price comparison is for this edition
from Demco Media (July 1, 2001)
9780606217958 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $16.80
About: A life-affirming tale of the goodness implicit in everyone follows twelve-year-old Trevor, a boy from a troubled family, who develops a plan as part of a school project that starts people doing good things for each other.

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