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Product Details

Price
$9.95
Publisher
Calkins Creek Books
Publish Date
Pages
288
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.2 X 0.8 inches | 0.95 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781684372768

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About the Author

Joyce Moyer Hostetter is the author of Blue, winner of the International Reading Association Children's Book Award, and other historical novels. She received a BA in early childhood education at Lenoir Rhyne College in Hickory, North Carolina. Since then, she has continued her studies on the graduate level in special education at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, and art at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She lives with her husband in Hickory, North Carolina, near her two adult children and nine grandchildren.

Reviews

"A boy grappling with life-changing decisions, unlikely friendships, and what it means to be a man is at the soul of this story... Hostetter's well-crafted turn of phrase and timely humor all add to the richness of the era. A must-have for historical fiction collections." -- School Library Journal

"Set in the south in the early days of World War II, readers will find the times different, but not Junior's struggle to grow into a man. Young adults who enjoy historical novels...will appreciate Hostetter's attention to detail and the realistic way Junior reacts to the personal and political events around him...he learns his lesson about earning respect and overcoming generations of abuse to arrive at a sense of peace by the end of the book.' - VOYA

"In this pre-World War II companion to the novels Blue (2006) and Comfort (2009), 14-year-old Junior Bledsoe fights personal battles at home as America's entry into the war grows imminent.... Hostetter creates a vivid sense of time and place in her early-1940s rural North Carolina setting and a fully realized, sympathetic character in Junior.... An absorbing, well-crafted coming-of-age story with finely detailed historical background." -- Kirkus Reviews