The Art of Keeping Cool (Paperback) - Lisle, Janet Taylor

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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 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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Publisher Simon & Schuster
Mfg Part# 9780689837883
SKU 30916386
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0689837887
Release Date 5/1/2002
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Dimensions (in Inches) 7.75H x 5.5L x 0.75T
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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."
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Annotation In this novel set during World War II, 13-year-old cousins Robert and Elliot uncover a long-held family secret while living with their dictatorial grandfather in a small Rhode Island town. To further complicate matters, the artistic Elliot (whose talents are belittled by his grandfather) befriends the town's only German resident--an eccentric painter who fled from Germany when his artwork was banned by the government. Winner of the 2001 Scott O'Dell Prize for Historical Fiction.
First Line Early Saturday morning we heard the big guns were pulling close to Sachem's Head.
Editors Note 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.
Product Attributes
Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 09
Number of Pages 0256
Publisher Atheneum Books for Young Readers

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