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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,300 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ben Mikaelsen Narrator: L. J. Ganser Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When Petey Corbin is born in 1920, no one knows about cerebral palsy. After struggling to care for her frail infant who is often racked by seizures, Petey's mother reluctantly places him in an asylum. There, he is labeled an idiot and ignored. Few people look beyond his twisted body to see the intelligence in his eyes.

Then another young resident, Calvin Anders, arrives in Petey's ward. As he learns to understand Petey's garbled sounds, Calvin becomes his spokesman and best friend. Years later, however, they are separated when Petey is moved to a nursing home. Alone and withdrawn, Petey wonders if he will ever find another person who understands him.

Ben Mikaelsen, award-winning author of Rescue Josh McGuire, Stranded, and other popular books for young adults, has crafted a poignant tale of friendship and triumph over disabilities. Petey was chosen by the New York Public Library as one of its 100 Books for Reading and Sharing, and it won the Western Writers of America Award. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Charlynn | 2/18/2014

    " This book was inspiring. I couldn't put it down. There was one thing about the ending that I didn't like but it was a small thing and it was still a great story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ashley | 2/11/2014

    " I read this as a child and into my early teens. I have read it several times. I remember being so affected by it and would highly recommend it to anyone, young adult or not. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Rshelite | 2/10/2014

    " Loved this book--it was hard to read at first, because of the way they used to deal with handicapped children. "

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    " I purchased this book after reading it from the library.If you want an uplifting book, this is it. "

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