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.Walking home from school, he catches the bullies throwing snowballs at a withered old man named Petey. As he chases them off, he cana#39;t imagine that his life is about to change. Petey has spent his life in institutions.
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