Tracking Daddy Down

Tracking Daddy Down Billie Wisher s daddy isn t a no good bank robber is he Billie s daddy is on the run If the police catch him it s off to Pendleton Penitentiary for sure And she just got him back after he spent year

  • Title: Tracking Daddy Down
  • Author: Marybeth Kelsey
  • ISBN: 9780061288425
  • Page: 494
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Billie Wisher s daddy isn t a no good bank robber is he Billie s daddy is on the run If the police catch him, it s off to Pendleton Penitentiary for sure And she just got him back, after he spent years away in California She had big plans for the summer plans that won t be any fun without Daddy.It must all be a mistake Daddy didn t mean to rob that bank If BilliBillie Wisher s daddy isn t a no good bank robber is he Billie s daddy is on the run If the police catch him, it s off to Pendleton Penitentiary for sure And she just got him back, after he spent years away in California She had big plans for the summer plans that won t be any fun without Daddy.It must all be a mistake Daddy didn t mean to rob that bank If Billie finds him before the cops do, she can help him put everything right She has an idea where he might be holed up But Mama keeps asking what she s up to, and Billie s new stepfather, Daddy Joe, is always around, poking his nose in her business.With her family at stake, Billie s determined to track Daddy down at all costs but will anything turn out the way she expects

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    1. When Billie Wisher’s daddy robs the bank in the next town and then flees to hide, Billie is determined to find him before the police do. She figures that if she can convince him to give the money back nicely that he won’t have to be imprisoned in Pendleton. But Billie is only eleven and a resident in small town Myron, Indiana, where everyone knows everyone else’s business. With the police on her daddy’s trail, an annoying girl who’s always trying to get Billie into more trouble, and so [...]

    2. Tracking Daddy Down, by Marybeth Kelsey is too outrageously funny. I couldn t get to the end fast enough. I fell in love with all the characters, but most especially Billie Wisher. Billie is the daughter of a bank robber and she wants to find him and convince him to give himself up. [return][return]Beneath the humor is the serious lesson that Billie learns when she finds her daddy but discovers more than she was looking for. You can t help but chuckle when this mighty master of the mouth speaks. [...]

    3. Pitch perfect fiction for the tweens. I can't recommend Tracking Daddy Down highly enough. Any book that can make me laugh and cry at the same time is one I want to give to all my bookloving friends.Just a few days before Billieanne Wisher’s eleventh birthday her Daddy steals $10,000 from the Henderson County Bank in Millerstown, Indiana. “He did it in broad daylight with his older brother, Warren, and from what I heard, they never even bothered to disguise themselves. All they did was tie c [...]

    4. I loved this book! Billie Wisher is exactly like an 11-year-old girl in a small Indiana town would be during the book's time period. (I should know, I was one of those! :^) )I was drawn into Myron, IN and the surrounding countryside, by Kelsey's wonderful descriptions and laughed out loud at her metaphors, similies & analogies. She's quite an engaging wordsmith & writer. And what a great plot - it's exactly the sort of thing kids of that age/time would do.& Billie has such a wonderfu [...]

    5. Billie Wisher's father is on the run after robbing a bank in the next town with his good-for-nothing brother. Billie lives in the small town of Myron, Indiana with her mother, stepfather and little sister Carla, and she desperately wants her father back in her life. She's determined to find him and get him to give the money back so he won't have to go to Pendleton state prison, but in Myron, everybody knows everyone else's business, and Billie has to figure out how to do this without being notic [...]

    6. I loved this book! I grew up in a small Indiana town near some railroad tracks and can relate to the adventures of Billie and her friends.You can feel the excitement of summer vacation and remember the things that mattered most, fun playing with your friends and riding bikes.Billie is dealing with some complex issues such as worry over her father's possible involvement in a robbery and her dislike of her stepfather's interference in her life, but she shows loyalty and courage in finding her way [...]

    7. While this book is somewhat predictable (the ne'er do well Daddy really is ne'er do well ) and the new "step" daddy really has a heart of gold and does the right thing and finally wins the heart of our narrator Billie Wisher, the voice of Billie, an independent, more "innocent" than she realizes young girl who loves her "real" daddy and only wants to believe the best about him, is really genuine and grabs you from the very beginning she matter-of-factly describes her father's role in robbing a b [...]

    8. Yes, it's a young person's novel and no, I'm not. Nevertheless, it's good! The fact that I used to work for the author's sister-in-law does not at all affect my opinion as I am painfully honest.The book is, I guess, one of them coming of age thing. The story is told by the main character who can't see the good things in her life because she still chooses to see the world by the smoking torch of her irresponsible father who ran off on her family and has now returned to them only to run off again [...]

    9. If your a fan of fiction and mystery, than this is the book for you!!! I recommend this book to all kids of all ages. If you read this book and see what the main character is going through then I think you can really relate to her. Tracking Daddy Down is about a girl named Billie, and her dad just robbed a bank she is also having troubles adjusting to her new stepfather, Joe. She has her 2 best friends by her side to be on the hunt to track her dad down and find out why he robbed the bank and wh [...]

    10. This was a passable book. Billie is a lovable character as she stays true to her crook of a dad, trying to prove he did not rob a bank with her uncle. Despite all the best efforts of her stepdad, she rejects his attempts to help the family, and keeps going to the empty well. A nice character study in what really makes a family, and a heart-rending look at the loyalty of a little girl who finally sees the light.

    11. I finally stopped reading this one, I couldn't do it anymore. I thought that it was not that engaging and I also felt that there was some language in the book that was not age appropriate. I hope that my decision was the right one, all I can say is that I haven't lost any sleep over not finishing this one.

    12. An OK read about an irresponsible father and his devoted daughter who gradually comes to see him for what he is. The story opens when Billie learns that her father has robbed a bank. She's determined to track him down and set things right, but her stepfather always seems to foil her plans. The small town setting adds an element of charm.

    13. I loved every page of this book. It evoked the same emotions I felt when I read To Kill A Mockingbird in my youth. Move over Scout & Atticus Finch, the lessons of life, love and friendship for today's generation will come from Billie and Daddy Joe.

    14. One Sentence Review: I would have a hard time writing a longer review of this because while I liked it I never could quite figure out if Billie's naivete was forced or utterly consistent with her character.

    15. i personally loved this book it was a great book and i wanted to read it 24 7 and once i was done i was sad there was no more!

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