Book Reviews of Don't You Know There's a War On?

Don't You Know There's a War On?
Don't You Know There's a War On
Author: Avi
ISBN-13: 9780439530965
ISBN-10: 0439530962
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 202
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 13

3.6 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic, Incorporated
Book Type: Paperback
Reviews: Amazon | Write a Review

3 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

reviewed Don't You Know There's a War On? on + 3352 more book reviews
Back of book: In 1943, Howie's pope is in the merchant marine, dodging Nazi U-boat Wolf packs on the brutal North Atlantic Sea. Denny, Howie's best friend, (both 11 years old) has a father in the 8th Army battling nazi general Rommel in North Africa. Every day the boys face rmidrs of war in their hometown, Brooklyn, NY. Satuday mornings, Denny and Howie both leave their worries and responsibilities behid at the 25-cent kid movies. During the week, hey depend on Miss Rolanda Gossim, their teacher - strict but kind, and a lot prettier than any movie pinup. But Howie finds out she is about to be fired - so with the help of Denny and the rest of class 5B the set out to find out why and what they can do about it.

I say: Hilarious, sad, surprising, engrossing. Written for Elementary thru early Middle School age, this is a book the whole family can enjoy. Really brings you into touch with that era and the sorrows, problems and joys it had.
reviewed Don't You Know There's a War On? on + 201 more book reviews
This book really evokes what it was like for kids - and adults - in a big American city during World War II. Not just the shortages and rationing, the blackouts, war bonds, the absent dads and war-working moms - but the slang, the Saturday movies, the radio soap operas - and the old-fashioned morality that would fire a married teacher for becoming pregnant. Recommended.
reviewed Don't You Know There's a War On? on + 65 more book reviews
This is a good story of a young boy who is living during WW2. It's very educational.