©1997 Karen Hesse; (P)2008 Random House, Inc.
There are no listener reviews for this title yet.
"slow but effective narration"
Out of the Dust is a quick read that creates a sympathetic reader. I love that it is written as prose.
Since it's written as a journal, you really only get the inside look at Billy Jo. She's spunky. She's a survivor. She's impossible not to love.
"Excellent story! Fast read!"
Absolutely! I have already recommended it to a friend. I am studying to be an elementary teacher and I had to read some Newbery Award/ or honor books for my elementary literature class. I wasn't real excited about reading "Out of the Dust", as I thought it would be dry as dust. Boy was I wrong! This is an excellent story! Very realistic! It dives into some deep feelings, so I would probably use this for older elementary or middle school children. It is written in a poetic format, but comes across as though it was a series of journal recordings that take you through about 1 1/2 years of this girls life.
My favorite character was Louise. I liked how she gently made her entrance into the family with great sensitivity.
Yes, I listened to it in one sitting, the recording was under 3 hours. I guess I could have spread it out over several sittings. As a teacher, I might be fun to read a little bit each day to the class and spread it over a week or two. Maybe use it when you are trying to focus on journaling. This way you can show the class how journaling can turn into a wonderful story.
who is Good book got me curious about the Dust Bowl and made me grateful for what I have today
"it was good"
I had to read it for school. I liked how it was short but sweet ;)
I really enjoyed it. bye!
Yes it did meet my expectations
Yes it was an adventure to read it
Yes it was read well
"well told dust bowl story"
Listened to this with our kids for American History purposes. This is a very well told story. The characters are well-developed and many moments are dramatic and haunting. This gives children and adults a great view of what it was like to be a child in a family during the 1930s in the dust bowl areas of the US.
Authenticity of characters
surviving the dust bowl years, a young woman's story
Report Inappropriate Content
If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.