Out of the Dust

Out of the Dust

by Karen Hesse

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780590371254
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 01/28/1999
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 20,697
Product dimensions: 7.62(w) x 5.24(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 11 - 14 Years

About the Author


Karen Hesse is the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of many books for children. Her titles include Witness, The Cats in Krasinski Square, and the Newbery Medal winner Out of the Dust, among many others. She lives in Vermont with her husband and two teenaged daughters.

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