Homecoming

Author Voigt, Cynthia.
Language English
Publisher
London: HarperCollins Children's, 2009




Annotation:

Children's ebooks



Subjects :

  • Self-perception
  • Survival
  • Juvenile fiction
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Fiction
  • Families
  • Abandoned children
  • Family life
  • Young adult books
  • Newbery Medal
  • Grandmothers

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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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State & Provincial Reading List :

  • Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award, 1998; Nominee Illinois
  • Voice of Youth Award, 2007-2008; Nominee Illinois

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Reading Measurement Programs:


0689863616
Aladdin Paperbacks (New York:) 2003.

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Middle Grade
Book Level 4.4
Accelerated Reader Points 16

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level High School
Reading Level 6
Accelerated Reader Points 24


0689308337
Atheneum (New York:) 1981.

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Middle Grade
Book Level 4.4
Accelerated Reader Points 16

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level High School
Reading Level 6
Accelerated Reader Points 24


9780449702543
Fawcett Juniper (New York:) 1982.

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Middle Grade
Book Level 4.4
Accelerated Reader Points 16

Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc.

Lexile Measure 630
Accelerated Reader Points

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level High School
Reading Level 6
Accelerated Reader Points 24

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Middle Grade
Book Level 4.4
Accelerated Reader Points 16

Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc.

Lexile Measure 630
Accelerated Reader Points

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level High School
Reading Level 6
Accelerated Reader Points 24


0689851324
Simon Pulse (New York:) 2002.

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Middle Grade
Book Level 4.4
Accelerated Reader Points 16

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level High School
Reading Level 6
Accelerated Reader Points 24

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Reviews :

Terry Downie (Books for Keeps No. 30, January 1985)
This is long, strong and very well-written. Give it to those people of any age from 12 who love to immerse themselves in a book you can live with for days. Dicey, aged 13, is the main character. When their mother abandons them, she leads her younger brothers and sister down the American East Coast in search of a home. The journey takes weeks and hundreds of miles and they start with seven dollars but their survival, although sometimes fortuitous, sometimes dramatically threatened, is always convincing. All four are complex and rounded characters; so are many of the people they meet. Dicey is resilient, resourceful, determined. James is intelligent and rather remote. Maybelle can't communicate with outsiders who think her retarded. Sammy is explosive, confused at the loss of his mother. They must stay together and when the first relative they find provides duty but not love, they flee to search for their grandmother who, family opinion tells them, will be odd and hostile. Detail, psychological and physical, is finely-drawn. We are in close-up with the children throughout and narrative time feels like real time. The title doesn't quite describe the ending; grandmother and children find it hard to adjust to each other. Dicey realises earlier that she is 'unfond of goodbyes' and that 'A lot of people had little bits of her life now, and they were tied to her or she was tied to them' This is uncomfortable for a person who has carried such burdens so well and the sequel Dicey's Song, not yet in paperback, deals movingly with her relearning of childhood. Look out for it and meanwhile read Homecoming. Category: Middle/Secondary. . ...., Fontana Lions, £1.95. Ages 10 to 14.
(PUBLISHER: Fontana Lions (London:), PUBLISHED: 1984 c1981.)

Julie D. Pringle (Audiofile, November 1992)
Homecoming is one of those rare books for all ages--part adventure, part family story, about people you grow to care about. Published for children, Homecoming and the other novels about the Tillerman family have become classics and favorites of both children and adults. Barbara Caruso's narrative style is low-key, like the author's, bit it grows on you. Her voice soon become an extension of the book rather than an intermediary. This is one of those wonderfully done recorded books which makes a traffic jam bearable and a long dull trip enjoyable. J.D.P. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine Unabridged. , Recorded Books, Ten cassettes cassettes, 14 hrs. 15 min., Book pak, $75.00.
(PUBLISHER: Recorded Books (Prince Frederick MD:), PUBLISHED: c1981.)

Recorded Books (Recorded Books, LLC.)
On Saturday morning, 13-year-old Dicey Tillerman sits in the car at the shopping mall with her younger sister and two brothers. Momma had said, “You be good.” Then she walked away. They wait for a day and a night, but Momma never comes back. Finally, Dicey decides the children should go to Bridgeport, Connecticut where Aunt Cilla lives. Maybe Momma is waiting for them there. But they don’t have enough money to take the bus. Determined to keep the family together, Dicey sets off on foot with her siblings in search of Aunt Cilla. Soon, she discovers that finding a home and making one aren’t always the same thing. Newbery Award-winning author Cynthia Voigt has captured the hearts of millions of young adults with her poignant tale of a young girl struggling with adult responsibilities. With her glowing narration, Barbara Caruso vividly brings to life each exciting adventure the children experience as they travel in search of a place to call home. n.d., Recorded Books, Unabridged Cassette - Library Edition; 92123, $97.75. Ages 10 to 14.
(PUBLISHER: Recorded Books (Prince Frederick MD:), PUBLISHED: c1981.)

Recorded Books (Recorded Books, LLC.)
On Saturday morning, 13-year-old Dicey Tillerman sits in the car at the shopping mall with her younger sister and two brothers. Momma had said, “You be good.” Then she walked away. They wait for a day and a night, but Momma never comes back. Finally, Dicey decides the children should go to Bridgeport, Connecticut where Aunt Cilla lives. Maybe Momma is waiting for them there. But they don’t have enough money to take the bus. Determined to keep the family together, Dicey sets off on foot with her siblings in search of Aunt Cilla. Soon, she discovers that finding a home and making one aren’t always the same thing. Newbery Award-winning author Cynthia Voigt has captured the hearts of millions of young adults with her poignant tale of a young girl struggling with adult responsibilities. With her glowing narration, Barbara Caruso vividly brings to life each exciting adventure the children experience as they travel in search of a place to call home. n.d., Recorded Books, Unabridged CD - Library Edition; C1763, $108.75. Ages 10 to 14.
(PUBLISHER: Recorded Books (Prince Frederick Md.:), PUBLISHED: p1992.)

Catherine Campbell Wright (Children's Literature)
Thirteen-year-old Dicey Tillerman and her three younger siblings face overwhelming odds and a long, arduous journey in this heartwarming, honest tale that will have readers rooting for such a brave and devoted set of sisters and brothers. On the day that their mother abandons them in the parking lot of a shopping mall, Dicey realizes that she is now responsible for shepherding her family Provincetown, Massachusetts, to their Aunt Cilla's house in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the town she assumes is where their mother would have wanted them to go. Short of money and armed only with a map and the clothes they are wearing, the Tillermans walk great distances, sleeping in parks and persuading kind shop owners for handouts. Eventually, the children reach Bridgeport, only to learn surprising news about their Aunt Cilla. This realization leads them to continue their search for family, this time to the tranquil Eastern Shore of Maryland. It is here that Dicey and her siblings finally find a place to call home. Other titles in the Tillerman family adventures include, Dicey's Song, A Solitary Blue, The Runner, Come a Stranger, Sons from Afar, and Seventeen Against the Dealer. 2002 (orig. 1981), Simon Pulse, $5.99. Ages 11 to 17.
(PUBLISHER: Simon Pulse (New York:), PUBLISHED: 2002 c1981.)

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Publication Details:

  Publisher ISBN Notes
London: HarperCollins Children's, 2009

Media Type: Language Material
1 v. ;
(813.54)
0007354401
9780007354405
Originally published New York Atheneum 1981; London Collins 1984.
New York: Aladdin Paperbacks, 2003

Media Type: Language Material
402 p. ;
MLCS 2006/44363 (P)
0689863616
9780689863615
Sequel Dicey's song.
New York: Simon Pulse, 2002

Media Type: Language Material
402 p. ;
CPB Box no. 2208 vol. 2
0689851324
9780689851322
Sequel Dicey's song.
London: Collins, 2001

Media Type: Language Material
495 p. ;
(813.54)
0007119216
9780007119219
Originally published New York Atheneum 1981; London Collins 1984.
Prince Frederick Md.: Recorded Books, 1992

Media Type: Nonmusical Sound Recording
12 sound discs (14 hr. 15 min.):
PZ7.V874 (813/.54)
1402523084
9781402523083
"Unabridged Fiction."-Container.
Sequel Dicey's song.
"With tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking."-Container.
In container (17 cm.).
Vancouver: Library Services Branch, 1985

Media Type: Nonmusical Sound Recording
10 sound casettes (840 min.):
London: Fontana Lions, 1984

Media Type: Language Material
350p. ;
(813/.54)
0006724590
9780006724599
Originally published New York: Atheneum 1981 ; London: Collins 1983.
London: Collins, 1983

Media Type: Language Material
479p.:
(813.54)
0006754279
9780006754275
Originally published New York: Atheneum 1981.
Fawcett, 1982

Media Type: Language Material
p.
F
0844081507
9780844081502
New York: Fawcett Juniper, 1982

Media Type: Language Material
318 p. ;
([Fic])
0449702545
9780449702543
9780081241165
008124116X
Sequel Dicey's song.
Fawcett, 1981

Media Type: Language Material
318 p.
([Fic])
0844088099
9780844088099
Prince Frederick MD: Recorded Books, 1981

Media Type: Nonmusical Sound Recording
10 sound cassettes (14 hr. 15 min.)
(T/F/Hom)
1556905866
9781556905865
LIMS #C45712 (1994)
From the book by the same title.
Unabridged.
New York: fawcett Juniper, 1981

Media Type: Language Material

PZ7.V874 ([Fic])
0449702545
9780449702543
Sequel Dicey's song.
New York: Atheneum, 1981

Media Type: Language Material
312 p. ;
PZ7.V874 ([Fic])
0689308337
9780689308338
Sequel Dicey's song.
New York: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing,

Media Type: Language Material

(813.5/4)
9781439132074
1439132070

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