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Tillerman Cycle #02: Dicey's Song

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ISBN13: 9780689863622
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Letting Go

The four Tillerman children finally have a home at their grandmother's rundown farm on the Maryland shore. It's what Dicey has dreamed of for her three younger siblings, but after watching over the others for so long, it's hard to let go. Who is Dicey, if she's no longer the caretaker for her family?

Dicey finds herself in new friends, in a growing relationship with her grandmother, and in the satisfaction of refinishing the old boat she found in the barn. Then, as Dicey experiences the trials and pleasures of making a new life, the past comes back with devastating force, and Dicey learns just how necessary — and painful — letting go can be.

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Now in digest editions--three of the most honored books in Cynthia Voigt's acclaimed Tillerman cycle about the four Tillerman children, in search of a new home after they are abandoned by their emotionally ill mother.

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Keeping her family together is what thirteen-year-old Dicey does best, but now that the four Tillerman children are settling into their new home, Dicey has to learn to let go--and to find a new role for herself.

About the Author

Cynthia Voigt won the Newbery Medal for Dicey's Song and the Newbery Honor Award for A Solitary Blue, both part of the beloved Tillerman Cycle. She is also the author of many other celebrated books for middle-grade and teen readers, including Izzy, Willy-Nilly and Jackaroo. She was awarded the Margaret A. Edwards Award in 1995 for her work in literature, and the Katahdin Award in 2004. She lives in Maine.

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emmejo, December 25, 2009 (view all comments by emmejo)
Dicey has always been the one to strongarm her family into staying together. But now she and her younger siblings are living with their grandmother, and Dicey has to learn to let go enough that they can find their own path, while still being supportive.

This was an interesting and introspective book, it is part of a series and I hadn't read the first one, so I was flailing a little at first in order to keep up with the story. This book is really from Dicey's point of view and since she has such a strong personality, she does come off as a touch egotistical. The character felt like a bit of a Mart Sue to me, she didn't make any large mistakes and was too perfect to be really believable at times. However you probably won't notice these flaws as much while reading because of Cynthia Voigt's excellent writing. She has a good ear for dialogue and her writing is tidy and elegant. The writing is almost invisible, you don't go "Wow, this is fancy writing" as you read it because you are so lost in the characters and settings.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780689863622
Author:
Voigt, Cynthia
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Family - Multigenerational
Subject:
Social Situations - New Experience
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Family
Subject:
Social Issues - New Experience
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Children s-Reference Family and Genealogy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series:
Tillerman Cycle
Series Volume:
02
Publication Date:
July 2003
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Children/juvenile
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
7.62 x 5.12 in 8.645 oz
Age Level:
10-14

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Product details 368 pages Aladdin Paperbacks - English 9780689863622 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Now in digest editions--three of the most honored books in Cynthia Voigt's acclaimed Tillerman cycle about the four Tillerman children, in search of a new home after they are abandoned by their emotionally ill mother.
"Synopsis" by , Keeping her family together is what thirteen-year-old Dicey does best, but now that the four Tillerman children are settling into their new home, Dicey has to learn to let go--and to find a new role for herself.
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