The Year of Billy Miller

Kevin Henkes (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$7.99  $7.35
Publisher
Greenwillow Books
Publish Date
May 26, 2015
Pages
240
Dimensions
5.4 X 0.8 X 7.9 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062268143

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About the Author

Kevin Henkes is an award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children of all ages. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten's First Full Moon; Caldecott Honors for Waiting and Owen; two Newbery Honors--one for Olive's Ocean and one for The Year of Billy Miller--and Geisel Honors for Waiting and Penny and Her Marble. His other books include Egg, Old Bear, A Good Day, Chrysanthemum, and the beloved Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse. Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin. www.kevinhenkes.com

Reviews

"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
"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
"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)
"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)