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The Year of Billy Miller Paperback – Illustrated, 30 August 2015

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“Billy Miller’s second-grade year is quietly spectacular in a wonderfully ordinary way. . . . Henkes offers . . . a sense that experiences don’t have to be extraordinary to be important and dramatic. . . . Sweetly low-key and totally accessible.” (Kirkus Reviews (starred review))

“Henkes’s delightful story is restrained and vivid in in just this way: forgoing the overdramatic or zany, it shows the substance, warmth and adaptability of beautifully common family love.” (New York Times)

“A vivid yet secure portrait of a boy coming into his confidence . . . [with] a comfortable rhythm perfectly suited to young readers. . . . Nuanced and human.” (Horn Book (starred review))

“Funny and often poignant . . . Billy himself might have been daunted by a book with more than 200 pages, but eager young readers will find this a great first chapter book to share or read solo.” (School Library Journal (starred review))

“A story with a lot of heart.” (Booklist)

“Smartly attuned to emerging readers, and its warmth, relatable situations, and sympathetic hero give it broad appeal.” (Publishers Weekly)

“Thoughtful kids able to tackle a book of this length will enjoy reading this on their own, but it would also make a fine choice for reading aloud in the classroom or home.” (Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books)

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It was a blustery day. The flag on the nearby pole snapped in the wind. Billy raced ahead of his family—up the steps to the lookout platform. As he stood between the Giant's enormous feet, a sudden gust lifted his cap from his head. His cap sailed away. Without thinking, Billy stepped onto the middle rung of the guardrail, leaned over, and reached as far as he could. . . .

Newbery Honor Book
ALA Notable Book
Horn Book Fanfare Honor List
Kirkus Best Books of the Year
School Library Journal Best Books of the Year

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Product details

  • Publisher : Greenwillow books; Reprint edition (30 August 2015)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 240 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0062268147
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0062268143
  • Reading age : 8 - 12 years
  • Item Weight : 272 g
  • Dimensions : 13.97 x 1.69 x 20.32 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
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