Eddie's War (Edition)


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Duckweed Books
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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.5 inches | 0.62 pounds

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About the Author

Carol Fisher Saller lives in Chicago, where she is a contributing editor to The Chicago Manual of Style. Honors for her children's books include starred reviews, Bankstreet Best, Kirkus Best, and NCSS/CBC Notables.


Maryland State Black-Eyed Susan Award, 2014-2015 nominee (Grades 6-9)

Bankstreet Best Children's Books of the Year, 2012 (Ages 12-14, Outstanding Merit)

2012 Best of the Best Fiction for Teens, Chicago Public Library

Kirkus Reviews, Best Children's Books of 2011

Horn Book, Recommended Verse Narratives

"A poignant look at boyhood . . . In spare language and remarkably short sketches, carefully selected details effectively portray well-rounded, interesting characters . . . Much more an emotionally resonant coming-of-age tale than a war story, this will be an easy sell for those seeking a quick, excellent read."-Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Books of 2011

"Free verse vignettes will appeal to reluctant readers. Compare to Robert Cormier's Frenchtown Summer or Rick Beck's Necking With Louise. Very highly recommended."-Children's Literature

"Beautifully phrased and vividly revealing of character . . . an authentic window into the past that recalls the narrative power of Karen Hesse's verse and the moral debate in Mary Downing Hahn's Stepping on the Cracks."-Horn Book, recommended verse narratives

"The narrative's steady progression focuses on a boy's maturation into his teen years . . . Eddie's reflections . . . connect the larger peaceful aspirations of a postwar world with the simple individual dreams of a teen."-School Library Journal

"Beautifully written prose vignettes."-Bankstreet Best Books of 2012

"A steady beautiful narrative of a male's coming-of-age from a child to a teen falling in love during turbulent times. The prejudice in this idyllic town is real and frightening as is Hitler's genocide of Jews and Gypsies. Eddie's growth and maturation is authentic, as Saller's command of style and character development excels . . . The author has an excellent website . . . This would be an ideal choice for class discussions or book groups."-Catholic Library World

"Saller's poems build from finely delineated episodes of no immediately apparent weight into a cumulative portrait of a tightly interlocked community, where routine, patriotism, and neighborly support cannot always confine darker attitudes and deeds to the shadows. The contemplative tone of the entries and the misplaced accusations against an innocent man are reminiscent of Betsy Byars' Keeper of the Doves."-Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"True and tender."-Nikki Grimes, the poetry zone