Out of the Dust

Out of the Dust

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By (author) Karen Hesse, Performed by Marika Mashburn

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  • Publisher: Listening Library
  • Format: CD-Audio | 2 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 147mm x 15mm | 68g
  • Publication date: 11 April 2006
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0307284034
  • ISBN 13: 9780307284037
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 828,983

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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 storms, and the environmental--and emotional--turmoil they leave in their path. An unforgettable tribute to hope and inner strength.

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Karen Hesse is the author of some fifteen books for children, and was recently awarded a prestigious MacArthur Foundation "Genius Grant" for her contribution to the literature of children and young adults. Her many novels have garnered considerable success, including the Sydney Taylor Award, the IRA/YA Award, 5 Notable Books for Children, 4 Best Books for Young Adults, and the Newbery Medal in 1998. Hesse has spent many years promotion her books to the school market, and is well-known in classrooms throughout the country. She and her husband, Randy, live in Brattleboro, Vermont.

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Read by Marika Mashburn Two cassettes / 2 hours 9 mins. 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 storms, and the environmental--and emotional--turmoil they leave in their path. An unforgettable tribute to hope and inner strength.