Billy Miller makes a wish

by Henkes, Kevin,

Format: Print Book 2021
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Summary

Billy Miller is back! The stand-alone companion to two-time Newbery Honor author Kevin Henkes's award-winning, acclaimed, and bestselling The Year of Billy Miller, Billy Miller Makes a Wish is a laugh-out-loud funny and accessible story about summer, family, and wishes that (almost) come true. A great choice for young middle grade readers.

Billy Miller Makes a Wish is illustrated in black-and-white throughout by the author, and is perfect for fans of the Ramona books and the Clementine series.

On his birthday, Billy Miller wishes for something exciting to happen. But he immediately regrets his wish when an ambulance rushes to his neighbor's house. Is Billy responsible? Award-winning author Kevin Henkes delivers a short, funny, and emotionally complex novel complete with misplaced love letters, surprising critters, art projects, misguided tattoos--and another surprise for Billy and his family, maybe the best one yet!

Illustrated throughout with black-and-white art by the author, this is a perfect novel for the early elementary grades and an essential choice for summer reading. A stand-alone companion to The Year of Billy Miller, a Newbery Honor Book.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "For Billy Miller, sirens signal the first and last days of an eventful period. First, an ambulance pulls up to a nearby house during Billy's eighth-birthday celebration, giving rise to some anxiety. Has his secret birthday wish (for something exciting to happen) caused his elderly neighbor's death? Papa assures Billy that there's no connection. Several days later, with sirens wailing, firefighters arrive at the Millers' house to extinguish a chimney fire. In between, Papa leaves for a four-day "art camp," Mama deals with a bat in the basement, three-year-old Sal uses a permanent marker to draw butterfly "tattoos" on her legs, and Billy makes an embarrassing trek around the block, retrieving his parents' old love letters, which Sal has placed in their neighbors' mailboxes. Papa's return and Mama's news create a happy ending for all. A first-rate choice for reading aloud, this episodic, consistently captivating chapter book draws readers into Billy's world immediately. Small, kid-friendly drawings illustrate details mentioned within the narrative, but the vividly portrayed characters come to life through the words alone. A companion book to Newbery Honor Book The Year of Billy Miller (2013), this warm family story features the same down-to-earth humor and seemingly simple, beautifully crafted writing. A quiet gem."
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this short, well-paced follow-up to Newbery Honoree Henkes's The Year of Billy Miller, the rising third grader, celebrating his eighth birthday as summer begins, wishes that "something exciting would happen." When an ambulance arrives moments later and his elderly neighbor dies shortly after that, Billy, distraught, is sure that his wish is the cause. As summer progresses, further excitement ensues--a bat in the basement, a fire in the chimney, and an unfortunate permanent marker mishap involving Billy's rambunctious little sister, Sal--and Billy worries that he is somehow to blame. Filled with Billy's observations ("He thought that teachers weren't regular people. They were in a different category--like doctors or presidents") and Sal's exploits (such as delivering her parents' love letters to every mailbox in the neighborhood), Henkes's sequel offers a refreshingly honest portrayal of kid life: Billy's first encounter with death, the frustration and embarrassment he feels courtesy of a sibling, and the joy of summer experiences such as air conditioning on a hot day and getting to order from the pool's snack bar. Henkes captures the warmth of Billy's family, which is white, as well as his guileless voice as he navigates common trials and tribulations of childhood. Ages 8--12. (Apr.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Wishes -- Juvenile fiction.
Birthdays -- Juvenile fiction.
Surprise -- Juvenile fiction.
Families -- Wisconsin -- Juvenile fiction.
Humorous stories.
Wishes -- Fiction.
Birthdays -- Fiction.
Surprise -- Fiction.
Family life -- Fiction.
Wisconsin -- Juvenile fiction.
Wisconsin -- Fiction.
Humorous fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :2021
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 179 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780063042797
0063042797
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