The Year of Billy Miller

By HENKES, Kevin

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ISBN
978-0-06-226812-9 978-0-06-226813-6 978-0-06-226815-0
Publisher
HarperCollins Greenwillow


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on July 1, 2013  |  Preschool to Grade 4

Gr 1–3—The beginning of a new school year brings anxious moments for Billy Miller, a typical second grader at Georgia O'Keeffe Elementary School in a small Wisconsin town. His new teacher, Ms. Silver, uses chopsticks to hold her hair in place and know-it-all Emma Sparks is unfortunately one of his desk mates. Just as a school year is divi...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2013

Billy Miller is having a momentous year, beginning with a tumble over a guardrail (resulting in a minor bump and major worry) and proceeding with a stream of second-grade Sturm und Drang. He gets off on the wrong foot with Ms. Silver; his seat isn't next to his best friend, Ned; and he worries he may not be smart enough for school. Henkes divides the novel into four parts, each with a focus on someone in Billy's life: Teacher, Father, Sister, Mother. Individual ep...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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