He is a motherless child,
a coal miner,
a circus star,
a con artist,
and a survivor.
This is the tale of Billy Creekmore, a young boy with mystifying powers and the gift of storytelling. But his life in the Guardian Angels Orphanage is cruel and bleak, and when a stranger comes to claim Billy, he sets off on an extraordinary journey. From the coal mines of West Virginia to the world of a traveling circus, he searches for the secrets of his past, his future, and his own true self.
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In this fast-paced historical adventure set in 1905, Porter (A Dance of Sisters) propels the memorable 10-year-old narrator Billy on a rollicking and tense journey that includes a harsh upbringing in a Dickensian orphanage, a narrow escape from a career in the glassworks, a stint in a coal mine a...| Read Full Review of Billy Creekmore: A Novel
But Porter’s characters shine through the grime and gloom with hope and determination, especially the kindhearted and adventurous Billy Creekmore.Reviewed by Chris Shanley-Dillman on June 26, 2007 Billy Creekmoreby Tracey Porter View all » |Jun 26 2007 | Read Full Review of Billy Creekmore: A Novel
Ten-year-old Billy has been abandoned at the orphanage and his only way out is to work for a glass factory at a time when child labor laws and OSHA standards were not in existence.May 21 2008 | Read Full Review of Billy Creekmore: A Novel
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