Why?

Why?

[the War Years]

Book - 2007
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Penguin Putnam
World War II is raging in Europe, and young Tomie finds that everyday life has changed in many ways. Sure, there?s still New Year?s Eve to celebrate, and he still has to face penmanship and arithmetic in second grade? definitely not his strongest subjects. But now he has to wear an extra sweater to school because they?re trying to conserve coal for heating. And a shopping trip to Hartford for Easter outfits seems more urgent in the face of looming shortages.

Just as he did in I?m Still Scared, the first installment of The War Years, beloved author Tomie dePaola touchingly illuminates the emotional confusion of a child?s life during wartime. Why? is another strong addition to the award-winning 26 Fairmount Avenue series.



Baker & Taylor
Another chapter in the author's autobiography describes his time as a child in Connecticut during World War II, discussing how he dealt with the war while trying to learn arithmetic and improve his penmanship.

Baker
& Taylor

Offers a look at a young boy dealing with the changes to his everyday life as restrictions are put on goods in his American hometown as a result of World War II, forcing him to ask why and get answers to important questions that will forever impact him and the way he sees the world around him.

Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2007
ISBN: 9780399246920
0399246924
Branch Call Number: j Biography D44dwy
Characteristics: 85 p. : ill. 23 cm

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