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Good-bye, Billy Radish


About The Book

Good-bye, Billy Radish is Gloria Skurzynski's story of adolescent developemnt.

In 1917, with America just having entered World War I, two young boys--Hank Kerner and Bazyli Radichevych, a Ukrainian immigrant called Billy Radish--cope with the difficulties of growing up, cultural differences, and choices about the future.

About The Author

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Gloria Skurzynski is the author of more than fifty books for children and young adults, including Virtual War, The Clones, and The Revolt. Her books have won numerous awards, among them the Christopher Award, the Spur Award from the Western Writers of America, the Golden Kite Award, and the Science Book Award from the American Institute of Physics. She lives with her husband, Ed, in Boise, Idaho. You can visit her website at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (May 18, 2013)
  • Length: 152 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481401586
  • Grades: 3 - 7
  • Ages: 8 - 12

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Awards and Honors

  • School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
  • Jefferson Cup Award (VA)

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