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Petey

Ben Mikaelsen

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 Alone and withdrawn, Petey wonders if he will ever find another person who understands him.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.

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 Alone and withdrawn, Petey wonders if he will ever find another person who understands him.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.
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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

L. J. Ganser

Length:

6h 11m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

01:08


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

11:43


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

08:23


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

11:12


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

12:24


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

13:55


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

11:48


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

09:42


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

13:30


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

12:52


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

11:26


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

16:32


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

10:11


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

16:57


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

15:32


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

18:45


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

10:28


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

09:38


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

11:07


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

08:43


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

14:30


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

11:37


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

08:59


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

08:08


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

10:40


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

14:49


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

11:05


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

19:45


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

03:16


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

32:43