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Out of the Dust - Karen Hesse
Out of the Dust
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This gripping story, written in sparse first-person, free-verse poems, is the compelling tale of Billie Jo's struggle to survive during the dust bowl years of the Depression. With stoic courage, she learns to cope with the loss of her mother and her grieving father's slow deterioration. There is... show more
This gripping story, written in sparse first-person, free-verse poems, is the compelling tale of Billie Jo's struggle to survive during the dust bowl years of the Depression. With stoic courage, she learns to cope with the loss of her mother and her grieving father's slow deterioration. There is hope at the end when Billie Jo's badly burned hands are healed, and she is able to play her beloved piano again. The 1998 Newbery Medal winner.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780590371254 (0590371258)
ASIN: 590371258
Publisher: Scholastic Books
Pages no: 227
Edition language: English
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YA Fanatic
YA Fanatic rated it
3.0 Out of the Dust Book Review
One of the more enjoyable Newberry winning books but still quite forgettable. This is a re-read and I really didn't remember the majority of it. The poetry flows well (and it was refreshing to read something different in that sense). Billie Jo is fourteen living during the depression and the dust ...
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it
3.0 Out of the Dust
Hesse's descriptive language is great as always (disclaimer: I've only read three of her books). I remember finding the poems about Biilie Jo's hands unreadably graphic as a kid, and they're even more unreadably graphic as an adult. But other than that and a few of the more experimental poems the wr...
Twirling Book Princess
Twirling Book Princess rated it
1.0
I needed a book for my challenge on my group. And this one turned out to be the one, and what a crap book it was. This mostly is due the way this book is written. Since people are offended when I get it wrong, I will just call it some form of poetry and leave it at that.I don't mind poetry that much...
The Symmetrical Bookworm
The Symmetrical Bookworm rated it
2.0 Out of the Dust
This is a really sad book. I would not recommend to those who dislike depressing books. I read this when I was in 4th or 5th grade for school, and I just remember really disliking it. I don't know why, something about it I just disliked. It was kind of boring, and it was sad too. It just wasn't my k...
A Book to Remember
A Book to Remember rated it
5.0 Out Of The Dust
Man this book was sad :/ although I liked how it was written, inline of wish it wasnt written that way because it could of been a really good story if it was written normally
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