Dicey's Song

by Cynthia Voigt (Author)

Book Cover for Dicey's Song

   Book 2   
Pages: 256

When Momma abandoned Dicey Tillerman and her three siblings in a mall parking lot, she left her four children no choice but to get on by themselves. They set off alone on foot over hundreds of miles until they finally found someone to take them in. Gram's rundown farm isn't perfect, but they can stay together as a family—which is all Dicey really wanted.

But after watching over the others for so long, it's hard for Dicey to know what to do next. Her own identity has been so wrapped up in being the caretaker, navigator, penny counter, and decision maker that she's not sure how to let go of some responsibilities while still keeping a sense of herself. But when the past comes back with devastating force, Dicey sees just how necessary—and painful—letting go can be.

Recognition: Newbery Medal (1983)

Tillerman Cycle Series—Summary and Book Order

Series: Tillerman Cycle
Reading level: 11+
Books in series: 7
Read in order? Yes
Next release: Finished
Tags: adventure  culture  family  realistic fiction  illness & grief 

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Books in series order

1.   Homecoming  (1981)
2.   Dicey's Song  (1982)
3.   A Solitary Blue  (1983)
4.   The Runner  (1985)
5.   Come a Stranger  (1986)
6.   Sons from Afar  (1987)
7.   Seventeen Against the Dealer  (1989)