Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. Selection as wide as the Mississippi.
From the Publisher
In 1922, at the age of two, Petey''s distraught parents commit him
to the state''s insane asylum, unaware that their son is actually
suffering from severe cerebral palsy. Bound by his wheelchair and
struggling to communicate with the people around him, Petey finds a
way to remain kind and generous despite the horrific conditions in
his new "home." Through the decades, he befriends several
caretakers but is heartbroken when each eventually leaves him.
Determined not to be hurt again, he vows to no longer let hope of
lifelong friends and family torment him.
That changes after he is moved into a nursing home and meets a
young teen named Trevor Ladd; he sees something in the boy and
decides to risk friendship one last time. Trevor, new to town and a
bit of a loner, is at first weary of the old man in the wheelchair.
But after hearing more of his story, Trevor learns that there is
much more to Petey than meets the eye.
Peteyis a touching story of friendship, discovery, and the
uplifting power of the human spirit.