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Out of the Dust
Out of the Dust
Author: Karen Hesse
When Billie Jo is just fourteen she must endure heart-wrenching ordeals that no child should have to face. The quiet strength she displays while dealing with unspeakable loss is as surprising as it is inspiring. — Written in free verse, this award-winning story is set in the heart of the Great Depression. It chronicles Oklahoma's staggering dust ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780307207371
ISBN-10: 0307207374
Publication Date: 6/14/2005
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Publisher: Listening Library
Book Type: Audio CD
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 6
Written as a free style poem, this book is heart wrenching and compelling. Vivid imagery effectively forces the reader to go through the same sorrows and joys that Billy Joe experiences. I could not put it down until I was finished.
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Helpful Score: 6
Although this is classified as a children's book, both my mother and I enjoyed it very much. Not just for kids!
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Helpful Score: 6
Excellent book about the dust bowl. Hesse is a great writer and this story is very captivating.
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Helpful Score: 4
Newbery Medal Winner - unique format, sort of like a diary in blank verse.
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Helpful Score: 4
This book made me cry and I LOVED it!
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