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ISBN13: 9780786813360
ISBN10: 0786813369
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Awards

An ALA Best Book For Young Adults for 1999

Synopses & Reviews

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Moving to a new town is no fun for Trevor Ladd, and it only gets worse when he protects a nursing home patient from the neighborhood bullies. Walking home from school, he catches the bullies throwing snowballs at a withered old man named Petey. As he chases them off, he can't imagine that his life is about to change.

Petey has spent his life in institutions. Born with cerebral palsy, he was misdiagnosed as an infant and grew up in mental institutions. As an adult, he is bound by his wheelchair and struggles to communicate with the people around him. But Petey sees something in Trevor and is determined to become his friend — and Trevor soon learns that there is more to Petey than meets the eye.

Petey is a touching story of friendship, discovery, and the domination of the human spirit over physical obstacles.

Review:

"Petey's courage and spirit are engaging enough to pull any reader through to the book's tearful but satisfying conclusion." Children's Literature

Review:

"Adults will enjoy the book because it shows positive interaction between a disabled, disfigured older man and a preteen. Students will find the novel easy to follow because of its episodic nature." VOYA

Review:

"Give this book to anyone who has ever shouted 'retard' at another. Give it to any student who 'has' to do community service. Give it to anyone who needs a good book to read." School Library Journal

Review:

"There are no accusations here, and despite some overly sentimentalized passages, the message comes through that every being deserves care, respect, and a chance to make a difference." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

In 1922 Petey, who has cerebral palsy, is misdiagnosed as an idiot and institutionalized; 60 years later, still in the institution, he befriends a boy and shares with him the joy of life.

About the Author

Ben Mikaelsen has written numerous novels for children. His vivid writing style has won him numerous awards and a following of eager young readers. He lives in Bozeman, Montana.

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kumar_angeli, June 14, 2008 (view all comments by kumar_angeli)
This story touched my heart. The tears it brought, the smiles it brought upon my face; Petey is a unique book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780786813360
Author:
Mikaelsen, Ben
Publisher:
Hyperion
performance Narrated:
Ganser L.J.
Location:
Prince Frederick, MD
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Friendship
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Special Needs
Subject:
Health & Medicine - Diseases
Subject:
Old age
Subject:
Physically handicapped
Subject:
Cerebral palsy
Subject:
9
Subject:
People with disabilities
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Social Issues - Special Needs
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Readers - Intermediate
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Student
Series:
Fiction on cassette
Series Volume:
#104
Publication Date:
19000101
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.63 x 5.19 in 6.56 oz
Media Run Time:
061500
Age Level:
10-14

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Product details 256 pages Hyperion Books - English 9780786813360 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Petey's courage and spirit are engaging enough to pull any reader through to the book's tearful but satisfying conclusion."
"Review" by , "Adults will enjoy the book because it shows positive interaction between a disabled, disfigured older man and a preteen. Students will find the novel easy to follow because of its episodic nature."
"Review" by , "Give this book to anyone who has ever shouted 'retard' at another. Give it to any student who 'has' to do community service. Give it to anyone who needs a good book to read."
"Review" by , "There are no accusations here, and despite some overly sentimentalized passages, the message comes through that every being deserves care, respect, and a chance to make a difference."
"Synopsis" by , In 1922 Petey, who has cerebral palsy, is misdiagnosed as an idiot and institutionalized; 60 years later, still in the institution, he befriends a boy and shares with him the joy of life.
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