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Billy's First Dance

Veronica Randolph Batterson (Author)

ISBN: 0-7414-5913-2 ©2010
Price: $9.95
Book Size: 5.5'' x 8.5'' , 78 pages
Category/Subject: JUVENILE FICTION / General

Thirteen-year-old Junie wants desperately to be a writer. Her younger brother Billy is confined to a wheelchair and wishes he could dance. Their quirky family provides love in this coming of age and special needs novella.

Thirteen-year-old Junie dreams of becoming a writer. Her youngest brother, Billy, afflicted with Spina Bifida and confined to a wheelchair, dreams of dancing. Their quirky but loving family finds a way to stay together.

Set in the southeast in the 1970s, Billy’s First Dance unfolds with attention to family bonds, special needs and coming of age. Junie wants desperately to become a writer but must deal with the unusual circumstances of her family. She and her three half siblings live with their grandmother and aunt, and none of the children know where their mother is.

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Customer Reviews

  Lovely and Emotional , 04/12/2010
Reviewer: Tim
This is a little story that packs a great deal of emotion between its pages. Funny and moving, readers should be ready to laugh and cry. A wonderful read!

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  Loved this book! , 04/18/2010
Reviewer: Anonymous
I really enjoyed this book. I can't wait to share it with my nieces and nephews.

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  Wonderful! , 04/21/2010
Reviewer: Lisa R.
This children's book reminds me of Because of Winn-Dixie and The Secret Life of Bees. I absolutely loved it!

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  A Moving Read , 04/21/2010
This book captures every aspect of adolescence and is truly moving. A great read for both children and the young at heart.

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  Charming! , 05/10/2010
Reviewer: anonymous
A charming tale and wonderful characters: Junie, Billy, Wisteria and Tommy.

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