Billy Creekmore

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (6.38 hours)
Product Number: Z1121
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781456105372
Narrator/s: Steven Boyer
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Tracey Porter has been praised for this Dickensian tale, which some critics compare to Huck Finn both in style and substance. Billy Creekmore longs to escape the Guardian Angels Home for Boys, where his smarts cause him more trouble than anything. So when a long-lost uncle shows up to whisk Billy away to the West Virginia coal mines, he jumps at the chance. But his journey is just beginning-before long, Billy hitches a ride with a traveling circus. "Porter's writing is strong, and the story ... makes the shocking history ... come alive for today's readers."-Booklist, starred review

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Author(s): Tracey Porter
Narrator(s): Steven Boyer
Product Number C4546
Released: Apr 16, 2008
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ISBN: #9781436115964
Kit
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Tracey Porter
Narrator(s): Steven Boyer
Product Number 3B661
Released: May 09, 2008
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ISBN: #9781436115971
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Class Set
Author(s): Tracey Porter
Narrator(s): Steven Boyer
Product Number 3L661
Released: Jun 17, 2008
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ISBN: #9781436115988
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): Tracey Porter
Narrator(s): Steven Boyer
Product Number 3D216
Released: Apr 16, 2008
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ISBN: #9781436115995
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Tracey Porter
Product Number 45413
Released: Apr 16, 2008
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ISBN: #9781436115902
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Text - Hardback
Author(s): Tracey Porter
Product Number 15149
Released: May 09, 2008
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Publisher: HarperTeen
ISBN: #9780060775704

Professional reviews

"Born at the stroke of midnight on Friday, the thirteenth of December, 1895, Billy Creekmore was destined for a hard-luck life. His mother died within hours of his birth; his father deserted him, leaving him in the care the midwife who delivered him; and she handed Billy over to the Guardian Angels Home for Boys--in reality, a Dickensian orphanage. Steven Boyer, the voice of 10-year-old Billy, breathes life into Porter's historical novel. Billy is one of the "throw-way children" used and abused by the adults entrusted to care for them. Boyer portrays him in a voice filled with hope for the future in spite of the hopelessness of the past--and brings to life an inspiring story of human resilience and survival against all odds. N.E.M. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"

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