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Petey
(Book)

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Published:
New York : Hyperion Books for Children, c1998.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
280 pages ; 22 cm.
Reading Level:
IL: MG - BL: 4.8 - AR Pts: 6
Lexile measure:
740L
Status:
Dupont Hadley Middle - Teen Fiction
F MIK
Description
In 1922, at the age of two, Petey's distraught parents commit him to the state's insane asylum, unaware that their son is actually suffering from severe cerebral palsy. Bound by his wheelchair and struggling to communicate with the people around him, Petey finds a way to remain kind and generous despite the horrific conditions in his new "home." Through the decades, he befriends several caretakers but is heartbroken when each eventually leaves him. Determined not to be hurt again, he vows to no longer let hope of lifelong friends and family torment him. That changes after he is moved into a nursing home and meets a young teen named Trevor Ladd; he sees something in the boy and decides to risk friendship one last time. Trevor, new to town and a bit of a loner, is at first weary of the old man in the wheelchair. But after hearing more of his story, Trevor learns that there is much more to Petey than meets the eye. Petey is a touching story of friendship, discovery, and the uplifting power of the human spirit.
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F MIK
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Language:
English
ISBN:
1423131746 (pbk.), 0786813369 (pbk.), 0786823763, 0786804262
Reading Level:
MG
Level 4.8, 6 Points
Lexile measure:
740

Notes

Description
In 1922 Petey, who has cerebral palsy, is misdiagnosed as an idiot and institutionalized; sixty years later, still in the institution, he befriends a boy and shares with him the joy of life.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Mikaelsen, B. (1998). Petey. New York: Hyperion Books for Children.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Mikaelsen, Ben, 1952-. 1998. Petey. New York: Hyperion Books for Children.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Mikaelsen, Ben, 1952-, Petey. New York: Hyperion Books for Children, 1998.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Mikaelsen, Ben. Petey. New York: Hyperion Books for Children, 1998. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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