Tag Archives: WWII

“The Miracle of Freedom: 7 Tipping Points that Saved the World” – How Precious Is Freedom?

Book Review: The Miracle of Freedom: 7 Tipping Points that Saved the World By Chris Stewart and Ted Stewart Spoiler Alert! Summary To what do we owe the great privilege of freedom? • To a handful of Greek soldiers and … Continue reading

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“The Devil’s Arithmetic” – Lessons Not To Be Forgotten

RBook Review: The Devil’s Arithmetic By Jane Yolen Spoiler Alert!   Summary Hannah thinks tonight Passover Seder will be the same as always. But this year she will be mysteriously transported into the past. Only she knows the horrors that … Continue reading

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“Snow Treasure” – Fact or Fiction?

Book Review: Snow Treasure By Marie McSwigan Spoiler Alert!   Summary In the bleak winter of 1940, Nazi troops parachuted into Peter Lindstrom’s tiny Norwegian village and held it captive. Nobody thought the Nazis could be defeated–until Uncle Victor told … Continue reading

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“Number the Stars” – Is This WWII Novel Appropriate for Sixth Graders?

Book Review: Number the Stars By Lois Lowry Spoiler Alert! Summary Ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen and her best friend Ellen Rosen often think of life before the war. It’s now 1943 and their life in Copenhagen is filled with school, food … Continue reading

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“The Obsidian Mirror” – Can The Chronoptika Series Live Up To “Incarceron”?

Book Review: The Obsidian Mirror By Catherine Fisher Spoiler Alert! Jake’s father disappears while working on mysterious experiments with the obsessive, reclusive Oberon Venn. Jake is convinced Venn has murdered him. But the truth he finds at the snow-bound Wintercombe … Continue reading

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“Navigating Early” – Who Is Lost?

Book Review : Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool Spoiler Alert! At the end of World War II, Jack Baker, a landlocked Kansas boy, is suddenly uprooted after his mother’s death and placed in a boy’s boarding school in Maine. There, … Continue reading

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” A Long Way From Chicago” – A Tall Tale

Book Review : A Long Way From Chicago by Richard Peck Spoiler Alert! Joey and Mary Alice Dowdel would travel down from Chicago to visit their Grandma every August for a week. Grandma was tough as an old boot and … Continue reading

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