Out of the Dust

Karen Hesse

Out Of The Dust

characters; Billie Jo, her mom, her dad, paleontologist, Mr. hardley, Arley wanderdale, and president Roosevelt

settings; her home, outside, the store, and their farm

summary- Billie Jo wants to play the piano, but her mother thinks it's not very important. It's better she goes to school. So she sets the piano aside, during free time that's what she does plays the piano. Then a horrible fire happens and the piano was buried under a massive pile of dust. She went to check on it when she found it covered in dust. She tried to play it, and all that happened was a squeaky noise. She slammed her hands on the piano and fell to a million pieces.