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by Tracey Porter

ePub Billy Creekmore: A Novel download
Author:
Tracey Porter
ISBN13:
978-0060775704
ISBN:
006077570X
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Publisher:
HarperCollins; First Edition first Printing edition (June 26, 2007)
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Subcategory:
Literature & Fiction
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1109 kb
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1396 kb
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Rating:
4.2
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396

Tracey Porter is the author of Treasures in the Dust and A Dance of Sisters. Her most recent novel, Billy Creekmore, was named to Oprah. com's Kids' Reading List, compiled by the American Library Association.

Only 14 left in stock (more on the way). Tracey Porter is the author of Treasures in the Dust and A Dance of Sisters. For the past twenty years she has taught middle school at Crossroads School in Santa Monica, California. She lives with her family in Los Angeles.

Her most recent novel, Billy Creekmore, was named to Oprah.

Billy Creekmore book. This is the tale of Billy Creekmore, a young boy with mystifying powers and the gift of storytelling. But his life in the Guardian Angels Orphanage is cruel and bleak, and when a stranger comes to claim Billy, he sets off on an extraordinary journey. From the coal mines of. He is a motherless child, a coal miner, a circus star, a con artist, a seer, a hero, and a survivor.

Billy Creekmore: A Novel. Billy Creekmore - Tracey Porter.

Billy Creekmore: Behind the Scenes. Fact, Fiction, or Fancy? Tracey Porter: The Reader. I didn’t want to tell Clyde about my powers with spirits. I was off to a new start and I didn’t want folks thinking of me as the boy with strange powers. Being the boy with the dangerous past was good enough for me. Ever since I knew Aunt Agnes didn’t blame me for my mother’s death, I was happy forgetting what folks used to say about me.

Tracey Porter is an American children's book author. She writes novels targeted towards children aged 9 to 12. Her novel Billy Creekmore was named in Oprah. She is a middle-school teacher at

This is the tale of Billy Creekmore, a young boy with mystifying powers and the gift of storytelling.

He is a motherless child, a coal miner, a circus star, a con artist, a seer, a hero, and a survivor.

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Folks say I'm bound to be unlucky in life, for I was born at midnight on a Friday, the thirteenth of December, and Peggy says it's certain I can commune with spirits. But I ain't never seen any ghosts, not even my own mother, and wouldn't that be the ghost I'd see if I could?

So begins the tale of Billy Creekmore, a boy with mystifying powers and the glorious gift of storytelling. But what does life hold for someone growing up in the cruel clutches of the Guardian Angels Home for Boys, where Billy's gifts do more harm than good?

Escaping the orphanage seems an impossible feat, but when a stranger comes to claim Billy, he sets off on an extraordinary journey. With only a tin box that holds precious mementos of his beloved mother and mysterious father, Billy travels from the coal mines of West Virginia to the spectacular world of a traveling circus in search of his past, his future, and his own true self.

  • My son (11) enjoyed this book about a boy who discovers how dangerous life in factories and mines is (several children and sympathetic characters die violently, so it might be upsetting for some kids). Eventually Billy has to find a different kind of life for himself and learn who his real family is. It raises a lot of questions about right and wrong, what Billy has to do to survive, and what risks people take to fight injustice.

  • I've read this book twice already. A great read for all readers.

  • Great story. I had to read it for a class and I really didn't want to at first. It's well written and touches upon child labor in America and touches upon autism and unions.

  • I enjoyed reading this book. Very sad life this boy had. I am glad it did get better and had a good ending.

  • I loved this book so much that I purchased the book for my father-in-law for Fathers Day. He's from West Virginia and worked in the coal mines.

  • I loved this book. If you want a Huck Finn type book with an element of rescue and survivor, this is it. Once you begin reading, you will not put this one down for long. It is a good short read.
    Thanks Tracey Porter for writing this. Keep writing more !

    Pat Haarhaus

  • Although I was required to read this book for school I do think that it contains extremely sad, heart-warming, interesting, and original forms of literature that will keep you reading for hours.

  • Excellent historical fiction! I can't wait to read it to my fifth graders next month. It reads smoothly and is a great escape for children or adults. I would love to see a great filmmaker get a hold of this!