Out of the Dust

Age Range: 9 Years to 12 Years
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Out of the Dust

Format:  Paperback,

227 pages

Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks

Publish Date: Jan 1999

ISBN-13: 9780590371254

ISBN-10: 0590371258

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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 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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Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Publish Date: Jan 1999
ISBN-13: 9780590371254
ISBN-10: 0590371258
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 227
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.38
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.3 x 0.61 x 7.6

About the author

Biography of Hesse, Karen

Karen Hesse (born on August 29, 1952 Baltimore, Maryland) is an American author of children's literature and literature for young adults. She studied theatre at Towson State College, and finished her undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland in English, Psychology, and Anthropology. In 1998 she won the Newbery Medal for her young adult novel, Out of the Dust. Hesse lives in Vermont with her husband and two teen-aged daughters.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award, 1998 (United States)
  • William Allen White Children's Book Award, 2000 (United States)
  • ABC Children's Booksellers Choices Awards, 1998 (United States)
  • Golden Archer Award (Wisconsin), 2001 (United States)
  • Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award, 1999 (United States)
  • Young Reader's Choice Award, 2000 (United States)
  • Great Lakes' Great Books Award, 2000 (United States)
  • Land of Enchantment Book Award, 2001 (United States)
  • Great Stone Face Children's Book Award, 1999 (United States)
  • Sequoyah Book Award, 2000 (United States)
  • Massachusetts Children's Book Award, 2000 (United States)
  • Newbery Medal, 1998 (United States)
  • Mark Twain Award, 2000 (United States)
  • Wyoming Indian Paintbrush Book Award, 2000 (United States)
  • Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award, 2000 (United States)
  • Buckeye Children's Book Award, 2001 (United States)
  • New York State Charlotte Award, 2000 (United States)

Book description

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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Rated 1 out of 5★ by 1reviewer.
Rated 1 out of 5★ by Sad Book Most of this book is mired in sadness and tragedy and is painful to read. I'm not sure why you would want to subject any child to this kind of depression and horror. The two good points are that eventually there is some redemption for the lead character and her father and it's a quick read. There are so many better books out there that can teach our children about hope, aspiration, hard work and achievement. 09/30/2011
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