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Don't You Know There's A War On?

by Avi
In wartime Brooklyn in 1943, eleven-year-old Howie Crispers mounts a campaign to save his favorite teacher from being fired. 186 pages, Ages 8-12

Item Number: 1078
Category:Longer Fiction in Contracted Braille (in EBAE)

Price: $18.00
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5Howie Crisper has a few things on his mind. He needs to pass his weekly math test, he worries about his dad away in World War II, and the principal of his school in Brooklyn may be a Nazi spy. All those take a back seat when he stumbles upon the news that the principal has plans to fire his teacher, Miss Gossim. Howie is determined to get to the bottom of the whole mess, and save his favorite teacher. Set in Brooklyn in the midst of the second world war, "Don't You Know There's a War On?" captures a time of great hope and idealism. Howie is a regular fifth grader, who fights with his sister, and hates to see his mother cry. He finds himself trying to help a favorite teacher and also deal with changing circumstances. Avi keeps the tone of the book faithful to the age of the main character and the times. Howie is able to face some of his biggest fears and finds he does have the ability to help. At the end of the book we find him at the war's end remembering that favorite teacher and the improbable role he played in her life. A real treat.
2011-08-12

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