- Age Range: 12 and up
- Lexile Measure: 710L (What's this?)
- Mass Market Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Fawcett (April 12, 1987)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0449702766
- ISBN-13: 978-0449702765
- Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 4.2 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 188 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,554,933 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ Free Shipping
Dicey's Song (The Tillerman Series #2) Mass Market Paperback – April 12, 1987
|New from||Used from|
The 10 Most Valuable Children’s Books and Affordable Alternatives
Dust off those boxes, cross your fingers and pray you have one of these. Learn more on AbeBooks.com
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
From the Publisher
This is the sequel to HOMECOMING and is the winner of the winner of the Newberry Award. Here Dicey (our courageous protagonist) and her siblings are adjusting to life on a farm with their grandmother. But Dicey has new conflicts--puberty and the longing for her dying mother. Of the 300 top selling mass market books Ballantine has published in the past year, DICEY'S SONG ranks as number 44. Free Teacher's Guide available (394-21872).
From the Inside Flap
At the beginning of summer, Momma had abandoned them and them later been traced to an asylum where she lay unrecognizing, unknowing. So Dicey Tillerman, her brothers James and Sammy, and her sister Maybeth had spent the summer on their own on a long and difficult journey to find a home with the grandmother they'd never met before. Now that they'd moved in with Gram, their troubles, Dicey hoped, would be over.
Dicey had watched over the younger kids and brought them through--now she wanted to be just a little bit selfish, to refinish the old sailboat she'd found in Gram's barn, to earn a little spending money, to adjust to Gram and to her new life in the Chesapeake Bay country that had once been her momma's childhood home.
Yet even with the building of new ties and a new life, old problems and sorrows did not go away by themselves. None of the Tillermans, and especially not Dicey, could forget about Momma. Nor could Dicey easily relinquish her need to watch and worry over the three younger children. Though she felt a growing bond with feisty, seemingly eccentric Gram, who talked of reaching out...and letting go, it took a crisis to help Dicey understand what such things might mean.
This story is a sequel to Homecoming. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Browse award-winning titles. See more
Top customer reviews
I suggest you start your reader with Homecoming, because this is the sequel. Homecoming can get a little slow, so you might want to read aloud some of it or just read it too to keep them interested, because it's a bit long and slow in parts. But most kids (even some boys) fly through Dicey's song. My oldest granddaughter is really enjoying it and almost finished. I gave it to her for Christmas. She's ten and it's hard to keep her in books.
Most kids would read this at around 12. You can get a lot of information about the watermen of the Eastern Shore to help bring it alive. Google skipjacks and Tilghman's Island for local color. For Homecoming, you could have your child trace on a map their progress. Terrific book, and there are more in the series.