Dicey's song

Author Voigt, Cynthia.
Language English
Publisher
New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2012




Annotation:

Children's ebooks



Subjects :

  • Families
  • Fiction
  • Newbery medal books
  • Newbery Medal book
  • Newbery Medal
  • Chinese language materials
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Family life

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Best Books :

  • Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001 H.W. Wilson
  • Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006 H.W. Wilson
  • Middle And Junior High School Library Catalog, Eighth Edition, 2000 H.W. Wilson
  • Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition, 2005 H.W. Wilson
  • Recommended Literature: Kindergarten through Grade Twelve, 2002 California Department of Education

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Awards, Honors & Prizes :

  • John Newbery Medal, 1983 Winner United States

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State & Provincial Reading List :

  • Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award, 1986; Nominee Colorado
  • Flicker Tale Children's Book Award, 1987; Nominee North Dakota
  • Kentucky Bluegrass Award, 1984; Nominee Kentucky
  • California Young Reader Medal, 1985; Nominee California

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Reading Measurement Programs:


0689863624
Aladdin Paperbacks (New York:) 2003.

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Middle Grade
Book Level 5
Accelerated Reader Points 11

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level 6-8
Reading Level 5
Accelerated Reader Points 17


0689309449
Atheneum (New York:) 1982.

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Middle Grade
Book Level 5
Accelerated Reader Points 11

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level 6-8
Reading Level 5
Accelerated Reader Points 17


9780449702765
Fawcett Juniper (New York:) 1984.

Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc.

Lexile Measure 710
Accelerated Reader Points


0689851316
Simon Pulse (New York:) 2002.

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Middle Grade
Book Level 5
Accelerated Reader Points 11

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level 6-8
Reading Level 5
Accelerated Reader Points 17

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Reviews :

Ann Philips (Children's Literature)
In the second book of Voigt's "Tillerman family" cycle, Dicey and her younger brothers and sister settle in with their grandmother on a stark homestead by the Chesapeake Bay. Their mother remains unresponsive in a Boston psychiatric hospital. Dicey is confused about where she fits into the family now that Gram has taken over responsibility for the youngsters, but she soon learns that the family still needs her resourcefulness and solid good sense. Dicey and Gram steady one another as each reaches out, breaking Tillerman tradition. Gram is a hard, proud woman who has lived to regret her isolation and the scattering of her children. Gram makes overtures to town folk and her world expands. Dicey tries to remain aloof at school, but neither Jeff the musician nor the forceful Mina relents until Dicey allows them into her circle of caring. In her spare time, Dicey is restoring a derelict sailboat, meticulously sanding down layers of old paint. Metaphorically, her emotional defenses wear away as she slowly opens to hope, friendship, expressive writing, and finally to an acceptance of her mother's death. When Gram and Dicey bring her mother's ashes home, the broken family is nearly healed. Written in fine, spare prose, this outstanding Newbery Medal winner belongs in every school and community library collection. Readers will be eager to pick up the rest of the series. 2003 (orig. 1982), Aladdin/Simon and Schuster, $5.99. Ages 10 to 14.
(PUBLISHER: Aladdin Paperbacks (New York:), PUBLISHED: 2003 c1982.)

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This is a skilfully told novel, strong in characterization, setting and mood. It is the story of four lonely, abandoned children - Dicey Tillerman, her brothers James and Sammy and her sister Maybeth - and their grandmother who reach out to one another and to people around them, learning how to give and to accept love.
(PUBLISHER: Atheneum, 186 pages Ages 07 and above., PUBLISHED: 2002)

Snow (BookHive (www.bookhive.org))
Thirteen-year-old Dicey manages to keep her young brothers James and Sammy, and younger sister Maybeth together after their mother abandons them. She walks all of them to their grandmother’s and finds them a new home. But now Dicey has to adjust to a new town, a new school, and, most of all, to not being in charge. Can she ever learn to let go and let others help her? Find out in this riveting story. Category: Award Books; Classics; Realistic Fiction. Grade Level: Intermediate (4th-6th grade). 1982, Antheneum. Ages 9 to 12.
(PUBLISHER: Atheneum (New York:), PUBLISHED: 1982.)

Ann Philips (Children's Literature)
In the second book of Voigt's "Tillerman family" cycle, Dicey and her younger brothers and sister settle in with their grandmother on a stark homestead by the Chesapeake Bay. Their mother remains unresponsive in a Boston psychiatric hospital. Dicey is confused about where she fits into the family now that Gram has taken over responsibility for the youngsters, but she soon learns that the family still needs her resourcefulness and solid good sense. Dicey and Gram steady one another as each reaches out, breaking Tillerman tradition. Gram is a hard, proud woman who has lived to regret her isolation and the scattering of her children. Gram makes overtures to town folk and her world expands. Dicey tries to remain aloof at school, but neither Jeff the musician nor the forceful Mina relents until Dicey allows them into her circle of caring. In her spare time, Dicey is restoring a derelict sailboat, meticulously sanding down layers of old paint. Metaphorically, her emotional defenses wear away as she slowly opens to hope, friendship, expressive writing, and finally to an acceptance of her mother's death. When Gram and Dicey bring her mother's ashes home, the broken family is nearly healed. Written in fine, spare prose, this outstanding Newbery Medal winner belongs in every school and community library collection. Readers will be eager to pick up the rest of the series. 2003 (orig. 1982), Aladdin/Simon and Schuster, $5.99. Ages 10 to 14.
(PUBLISHER: Atheneum (New York:), PUBLISHED: 1982.)

David Bennett (Books for Keeps No. 36, January 1986)
This Newbery Medal winner, sequel to Homecoming, has all the virtues that informed adults look for in children's books. It is indeed a very well-written, moving, sensitive read --- just the sort of book that greatly rewards the most experienced reader, which is, of course, the very reason why it will be missed by far too many young people. Dicey and her two brothers and a sister are learning to live with their eccentric grandmother and to settle, after a summer of trauma (Homecoming), into a more secure existence both physically and mentally. In Gram's words, to learn when to let go, when to reach out and when to hold on, Dicey's understanding of these phrases, only gradually acquired, becomes her song, painfully and arduously learned. Category: Middle/Secondary. . ...., Lions, £1.75 pbk. Ages 10 to 14.
(PUBLISHER: Fontana Lions (London:), PUBLISHED: 1985 1982.)

Recorded Books (Recorded Books, LLC.)
You never knew where a road would end, Dicey thought, the breeze curling around her ears, you just knew what roads ended. Not like water, which always keeps moving. Not like the stars, tossed out across the sky. But the Tillermans traveled on a road, and roads ended. Dicey’s road, and James’s, Maybeth’s, Sammy’s, had ended here. The Tillermans’ road had rolled up against Gram’s house, and they had tumbled off it into Gram’s. Dicey grinned. Not exactly into Gram’s arms, maybe not into her lap. Certainly into her life from Dicey’s Song It took 13-year-old Dicey Tillerman all summer to get herself and her three younger siblings to their grandmothers run-down farm on the Chesapeake Bay. Now the four of them face the difficult challenges of fitting into a frightening new world, one where once again, they are outsiders. Gram told Dicey to just hold on, to do all that she could to keep the family together. The trouble is, Dicey has only two hands, and quite a few problems of her own. Growing up, she discovers, is more than just holding on to what is important, it is learning how to let go n.d., Recorded Books, Unabridged Cassette - Library Edition; 92312, $61.75. Ages 10 to 14.
(PUBLISHER: Recorded Books Unabridged Cassette- Library Edition; 92312 $61.75., PUBLISHED: n.d.)

Recorded Books (Recorded Books, LLC.)
You never knew where a road would end, Dicey thought, the breeze curling around her ears, you just knew what roads ended. Not like water, which always keeps moving. Not like the stars, tossed out across the sky. But the Tillermans traveled on a road, and roads ended. Dicey’s road, and James’s, Maybeth’s, Sammy’s, had ended here. The Tillermans’ road had rolled up against Gram’s house, and they had tumbled off it into Gram’s. Dicey grinned. Not exactly into Gram’s arms, maybe not into her lap. Certainly into her life from Dicey’s Song It took 13-year-old Dicey Tillerman all summer to get herself and her three younger siblings to their grandmothers run-down farm on the Chesapeake Bay. Now the four of them face the difficult challenges of fitting into a frightening new world, one where once again, they are outsiders. Gram told Dicey to just hold on, to do all that she could to keep the family together. The trouble is, Dicey has only two hands, and quite a few problems of her own. Growing up, she discovers, is more than just holding on to what is important, it is learning how to let go n.d., Recorded Books, Unabridged CD - Library Edition; C1453, $87.75. Ages 10 to 14.
(PUBLISHER: Recorded Books (Prince Frederick Md.:), PUBLISHED: p1992.)

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Publication Details:

  Publisher ISBN Notes
New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2012

Media Type: Language Material
247 p. ;
PZ7.V874
9781442428799
1442428791
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1442450606
Sequel to Homecoming.
Waterville Me.: Thorndike Press, 2004

Media Type: Language Material
379 p. ;
PZ7.V874 ([Fic])
0786262885
9780786262885
Sequel to Homecoming.
New York: Aladdin Paperbacks, 2003

Media Type: Language Material
359 p. ;
MLCS 2006/41426 (P)
0689863624
9780689863622
Sequel to Homecoming.
Atheneum, 186 pages Ages 07 and above., 2002

Media Type:

0689851316
New York: Simon Pulse, 2002

Media Type: Language Material
359 p. ;
CPB Box no. 2208 vol. 3
0689851316
9780689851315
Sequel to Homecoming.
London: Collins, 2000

Media Type: Language Material
316p.:
(813.54)
0007100167
9780007100163
Originally published London Collins 1984.
New York: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, 1997

Media Type: Nonmusical Sound Recording
4 sound cassettes (ca. 360 min.):
(Voi)
0553478230
9780553478235
Abridged.
[China]: Wisdom Cultural, 1992

Media Type: Language Material
237 p. ;
(LMC/F/Voi)
9575353250
9789575353254
In Chinese.
1983 Newbery Medal winner
Prince Frederick Md.: Recorded Books, 1992

Media Type: Nonmusical Sound Recording
8 sound discs (9 hr.):
PZ7.V874 (813/.54)
078879518X
9780788795183
"Unabridged Fiction."-Container.
"With tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking."-Container.
In container (17 cm.).
Santa Barbara Calif.: Cornerstone Books, 1990

Media Type: Language Material
291 p. (large print) ;
PZ7.V874 ([Fic])
1557361665
9781557361660
Sundance, 1989

Media Type: Kit
dm.
813
0021253137
9780021253135
A study packet for Dicey's song by Cynthia Voigt.
London: Fontana Lions, 1985

Media Type: Language Material
224p. ;
(813/.54)
000672566X
9780006725664
Originally published New York: Atheneum 1982; London: Collins 1984.
New York NY: Ballantine, 1984

Media Type: Language Material
211 p. ;
(Do not use this record Use82-3882)
0557842689
9780557842681
New York: Ballantine Books, 1984

Media Type: Language Material
196 p.:
([Fic])
0449700712
9780449700716
Sequel to Homecoming.
New York: Fawcett Juniper, 1984

Media Type: Language Material
211 p. ;
([Fic])
0449702766
9780449702765
Sequel to Homecoming.
Fawcett, 1982

Media Type: Language Material
211p.
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0844088080
9780844088082
Awarded the Newbery Medal 1982
New York: Atheneum, 1982

Media Type: Language Material
196 p.:
PZ7.V874 ([Fic])
0689309449
9780689309441
Sequel to Homecoming.
New York: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 01

Media Type: Language Material
204
([Fic])
9780689847981
068984798X
Recorded Books Unabridged Cassette- Library Edition; 92312 $61.75.,

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9781556906190
1556906196

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