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In 1922 Petey, who has cerebral palsy, is misdiagnosed as an idiot and institutionalized; 60 years later, still in the institution, he befriends a boy and shares with him the joy of life. An ALA Best Book For Young Adults for 1999.

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Aug 26, 2010

A different kind of hero.

This is the unlikely story (5th, 7th grade level)of one sent off to the psych wards back in the day when that's what we did. Petey befriends several who come and go but does have a following that truely cares for him. A touching story.

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