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The Art of Keeping Cool Lisle, Janet Taylor 1 of 1
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0689837887
ISBN-13: 9780689837883
Sku: 30916386
Publish Date: 5/1/2002
Pages:  256
Age Range:  13 to 16
 
Early Saturday morning we heard the big guns were pulling close to Sachem's Head. (from the first line)
In 1942, Robert and his cousin Elliot uncover long-hidden family secrets while staying in their grandparents Rhode Island town, where they also become involved with a reclusive German artist who is suspected of being a spy. An ALA Notable Childrens Book. Readers Guide available. Reprint. *Author: Lisle, Janet Taylor *Publication Date: 2002/05/01 *Binding Type: Paperback *Grade Level: 4-6 *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 7.75
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In 1942, Robert and his cousin Elliot uncover long-hidden family secrets while staying in their grandparents' Rhode Island town, where they also become involved with a reclusive German artist who is suspected of being a spy. An ALA Notable Children's Book. Reader's Guide available. Reprint.
The War At Home

Fear permeates the Rhode Island coastal town where Robert, his mother, and sister are living out the war with his paternal grandparents: Fear of Nazi submarines offshore. Fear of Abel Hoffman, a German artist living reclusively outside of town. And for Robert, a more personal fear, of his hot-tempered, controlling grandfather.

As Robert watches the townspeople's hostility toward Hoffman build, he worries about his sensitive cousin Elliot's friendship with the artist. And he wonders more and more about the family secret everyone seems to be keeping from him -- a secret involving Robert's father, a bomber pilot in Europe. Will Elliot's ability to detach himself from the turmoil around him be enough to sustain him when prejudice and suspicions erupt into violence? And can Robert find his own way to deal with the shocking truth about his family's past?

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"Lisle layers her plot in a compelling, geologic way: she digs up through the surfaces of individual characters, to their families, to the community that connects them, and then to the world at large and its horrific troubles. Within these layers, she considers the meanings of friendship and enmity, truth and deception, expression and its silencing. No easy definitions are offered; rather, Lisle places readers within the gray and cloudy areas of complex life and lets us see the world through the eyes of a boy." - Christine Alfano Spring 2001
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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   09
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0256
Product attributePublisher:   Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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