Out of the Dust (Scholastic Gold)

Out of the Dust (Scholastic Gold)

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English
240 Pages

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<i>Out of the Dust</i> joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content!<br /><br />"Dust piles up like snow across the prairie. . . ."<br /><br />A terrible accident has transformed Billie Jo's life, scarring her inside and out. Her mother is gone. Her father can't talk about it. And the one thing that might make her feel better -- playing the piano -- is impossible with her wounded hands.<br /><br />To make matters worse, dust storms are devastating the family farm and all the farms nearby. While others flee from the dust bowl, Billie Jo is left to find peace in the bleak landscape of Oklahoma -- and in the surprising landscape of her own heart.

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Published 01 September 2012
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EAN13 9780545517126
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Language English
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ABOUT THE BOOK
“Dust piles up like snow across the prairie…”
A terrible accident has transformed Billie Jo’s life, scarring her inside and out. Her mother is gone. Her father can’t talk about it. And the one thing that might make her feel better—playing the piano—is impossible with he r wounded hands.
To make matters worse, dust storms are devastating the family farm and all the farms nearby. While others flee from the dust bowl, Billie Jo is left to find peace in the bleak landscape of Oklahoma—and in the surprising landsca pe of her own heart.
PRAISE FOR KAREN HESSE’S OUT OF THE DUST
ourney in and out of darkness.…“Hesse’s spare prose adroitly traces Billie Jo’s j With each meticulously arranged entry she paints a vivid picture of Billie Jo’s emotions, ranging from desolation … to longing … to hope.” Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Hesse uses free-verse poems to advance the plot, allowing the narrator to speak for herself much more eloquently than would be possible in standard prose. The author’s astute and careful descriptions of life during the dust storms of the 1930s are grounded in harsh reality, yet are decidedly poetic … Hesse’ s ever growing skill as a writer willing to take chances with her form shines through superb ly …” School Library Journal, starred review
“The story is bleak, but Hesse’s writing transcend s the gloom and transforms it into a powerfully compelling tale of a girl with enormous strength, courage and love. The entire novel is written in very readable blank vers e, a superb choice for bringing out the exquisite agony and delight to be found in such a d ifficult period lived by such a vibrant character.” Booklist, starred review
AWARDS FOR KAREN HESSE’S OUT OF THE DUST
Winner of the Newbery Medal
Winner of the Scott O’Dell Award
An ALA Notable Children’s Book
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
ASchool LIbrary JournalBest Book of the Year
ABooklIsTEditors’ Choice
ABook LInks“Lasting Connection”
APublIshers weeklyBest Book of the Year
A New York Public Library
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