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andlt;Bandgt;The War At Homeandlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; 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. andlt;BRandgt; 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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In the spring of 1942, young Robert and his family are living out the war in Rhode Island where Nazi subs are torpedoing U.S. ships. When violence erupts in his own house, Robert is afraid he and his family may not survive the war. Winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction.

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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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Soon after Robert arrives at his grandfather's home in Rhode Island in 1942, he learns of a German painter living in the woods who raises the community's suspicions, and of the mystery his RAF pilot father left behind after fleeing his home.

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Janet Taylor Lisle's novels for young readers include five selected as Best Books of the Year by andlt;Iandgt;School Library Journalandlt;/Iandgt;: andlt;Iandgt;Sirens and Spiesandlt;/Iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;The Lampfish of Twillandlt;/Iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;Forestandlt;/Iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;A Message from the Match Girlandlt;/Iandgt; (from the Investigators of the Unknown series), and andlt;Iandgt;Afternoon of the Elvesandlt;/Iandgt;, a Newbery Honor Book. Her most recent title for Atheneum is andlt;Iandgt;The Art of Keeping Coolandlt;/Iandgt;, a andlt;Iandgt;Horn Bookandlt;/Iandgt; Fanfare title and winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction.andlt;BRandgt;She lives with her family of the coast of Rhode Island.

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emmejo, November 25, 2009 (view all comments by emmejo)
The town where Robert and his mother and sister live is full of fear: of the war, of a German artist, of the army base there. And Robert has his own fear, shared only with his cousin Elliot, a fear of his violent grandfather and the secrets the family is keeping from him.

This book was incredible, one of the best books I have read recently. It is harsh and yet beautiful. I was so drawn into the story that I finished it in a day, hiding away upstairs to get out of the Thanksgiving-prep chaos of too much furniture in the house and shopping bags everywhere. The writing is lovely and very reminiscent of the way I think a boy in such a situation would think. It didn't have that awkward way of trying to put adult thoughts in a child's head.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780689837883
Author:
Lisle, Janet Taylor
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Author:
O'Rourke, Ericka
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Artists
Subject:
Grandparents
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Family problems
Subject:
Rhode island
Subject:
Cousins
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-U.S. 20th Century
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series:
Aladdin Historical Fiction
Series Volume:
no. 1
Publication Date:
May 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c cvr
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.62 x 5.12 in 6.02 oz
Age Level:
10-14

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"Synopsis" by , In the spring of 1942, young Robert and his family are living out the war in Rhode Island where Nazi subs are torpedoing U.S. ships. When violence erupts in his own house, Robert is afraid he and his family may not survive the war. Winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction.
"Synopsis" by , 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?

"Synopsis" by , Soon after Robert arrives at his grandfather's home in Rhode Island in 1942, he learns of a German painter living in the woods who raises the community's suspicions, and of the mystery his RAF pilot father left behind after fleeing his home.
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