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Paperback Homecoming Book

ISBN: 0689863616

ISBN13: 9780689863615


(Book #1 in the Tillerman Cycle Series)

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A Time Best YA Book of All Time (2021) The iconic start to the timeless, Newbery-winning series from Cynthia Voigt is repackaged with a fresh new look. "It's still true." That's the first thing James... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt 13 year old Dicey Tillerman was abandoned by her mother and left to care for her 10, 8, and 6 year old siblings. With nowhere to go and no money, they set off to find an adult distant cousin, hoping to be taken in. This story was captivating in the strength Dicey shows and the journey they travel through to stay together. Cynthia Voigt, this is a wonderful story and I am ready to read the next book of the series!!! Thank you for sharing your writing talent with us all!!!

Sibling Unity

I am a fan of the Tillerman series. In this first book of the series, Voigt introduces us to Dicey, a strong-willed young lady who has to bring her siblings from Peewauket to Connecticut to search for their mother- via leg mobile. Having little more than 11 dollars, they begin their journey without any idea of what lies ahead. Voigt offers beautiful storytelling here.She succesfully depicted the love and unity between Dicey and her siblings. Voigt's style is extremely appealing, simple with touches of humour and drama. In short "Homecoming" is a tale wonderfully told, making it a rare gem. Thumbs up for Voigt!!

I've read it three times and enjoy it more each time!

I first read Homecoming in 3rd grade as my first "fat book" (it has 372 pages). I loved it, even though it took me about three months to finish. Since then I've read it two other times. Homecoming lets your imagination soar, thinking of odd and fascinating ways to earn money and survive in this world. In Homecoming after their mother deserts them at a shopping mall, Dicey (age 13) and her younger siblings (ages 6,9,10) must survive a trip to their Aunt Cilla's house. WALKING! Money is a BIG problem, at the beginning of their trip all they had was a measly $11. And they spent $4 the first night! All four struggle to withstand the threat of starvation. And at points in the story, they walk for so long and so hard; you'd wonder why they just don't collapse. Also is the terror of being caught and put in a foster home. Man! How can you expect a 13-year-old to hold all that responsibility! Luckily a couple of people they meet are kind, but certainly not everyone! I would HIGHLY recommend this to anyone who has a good imagination or loves adventures!

Couldn't stop Listening!

I listened, rather than read, this book. This is not something I do often with fiction, but I enjoyed it enormously. My 12 year old daughter read Dicey's Song in class in the Fall, and I had not read that along with her so I was thrilled when a friend loaned me the tapes she had borrowed from the library! What a story! Written in a style that evokes the physical locations the children visit. Makes me wonder what adults must be thinking -- where was the help these children needed. In the end, of course, Dicey's (the oldest's child's) instincts are correct and they end up where, I believe, they belonged all along. They would certainly not have arrived there with adult intervention -- only love guided them to their final destination. Love of family, love on one another. Love triumphs over all in the end.

This was a very good and interesting novel!

This book was a great survival book. It was full of so much suspense that you could never guess what would happen next. I loved this book and I will never forget the plot of this story
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