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  • Author:
    Helen Recorvits
  • ISBN:
    0374330573
  • ISBN13:
    978-0374330576
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  • Publisher:
    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR); 1st edition (May 9, 2002)
  • Pages:
    144 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Literature & Fiction
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  • Rating:
    4.2
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A touching story about heroismTen-year-old Junior wasn’t even born when. Details (if other): Cancel.

A touching story about heroism. Ten-year-old Junior wasn't even born when his father came home from World War II, but he knows his dad was a war hero. He'd been a pilot, and Junior would like to know more about his wartime experiences, but his dad doesn't want to talk about the war and gets mad whenever the subject comes up. Plenty of other things make him angry, too, especially Junior's best friend, Lenny, a polio survivor.

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by. Recorvits, Helen. New York : Frances Foster Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china.

A touching story about heroismTen-year-old Junior wasn’t even born when his father came home from World War II, but he knows his dad was a war hero.

A touching story about heroism Ten-year-old Junior wasn't even born when his father came home from World War II, but he knows his dad was a war hero.

Chapter One Summer vacation. She lives in Glocester, Rhode Island. I started the countdown as soon as my teacher, Miss Kane, tore May off the calendar. Yoon Kim. Helen Recorvits.

Helen Recorvits was born in Rhode Island and graduated from Rhode Island College with a degree in education and psychology. She went on to earn a Master's degree and also a certification in gifted and talented education. In 2003, her first picture book MY NAME IS YOON was published by FSG. YOON was chosen as an outstanding book of the year by the New York Is Book Country Committee, and was also named an ALA Notable Children's Book and an IRA Notable Books for a Global Society.

More by Helen Recorvits. Goodbye, Walter Malinski.

1st ed. by Helen Recorvits. Published 2002 by Frances Foster Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux in New York.

Do you know one reason why authors write books? To find out what they think about something. That's one reason why we read books, too -- to find out what we think about something.

A touching story about heroismTen-year-old Junior wasn’t even born when his father came home from World War II, but he knows his dad was a war hero. He’d been a pilot, and Junior would like to know more about his wartime experiences, but his dad doesn’t want to talk about the war and gets mad whenever the subject comes up. Plenty of other things make him angry, too, especially Junior’s best friend, Lenny, a polio survivor. Even though Lenny is no longer contagious, Junior’s father doesn’t want his son taking any chances. Junior knows better and he’s not going to let his father ruin his summer or his friendship. His dad comes close to doing both until something happens that shows everyone where heroes hide.

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Do you know one reason why authors write books? To find out what they think about something. That's one reason why we read books, too --- to find out what we think about something. WHERE HEROES HIDE is a book that deals with an important question: what is a hero? If a man receives a war medal, is he a hero, or is he just a man who acts bravely sometimes?
In 1956, Junior's father is a decorated veteran of World War II. Junior wasn't even born when his father came back from the war; Junior's sister was only six years old. She remembers the nightmares their father used to have. She tells Junior that their father is a good man, even though he behaves badly sometimes. Junior's mother tells him the same thing. All Junior knows is that his father yells a lot, and he especially yells at Junior for being friends with Lenny.
Lenny got polio. Although he couldn't go to school for years and spent lots of time in the hospital, the doctors have said he isn't contagious anymore and can go to school again. He has to wear a brace on his leg, but he's nice, lots of fun, and he and Bobby are Junior's two best friends. Junior's father, however, believes Junior could die if he hangs around with Lenny, and he tells Junior to stay away from him. He orders Lenny off his property. Then he even humiliates and hits Lenny.
He doesn't apologize for this even when Lenny's father confronts him. Lenny's father tells him that other men served their country. Even winning a medal is no excuse for mistreating a 10-year-old boy. Lenny couldn't help getting polio, he says, but Junior's father is lots sicker than Lenny is --- and he can help it.
Junior tells his father that he hates him. Does he really? Is a man who would throw things at a child and humiliate him until he cries a good man? Could there be an excuse for it? Read this book and decide for yourself.
--- Reviewed by Tamara Penny
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I loved this book. Junior seemed so real he nearly jumped right off of the page. Readers will laugh and cry right along with him on his adventures and during his heartache. A story about love and acceptance - set during a period and about a subject not often written about for children this age.
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In the summer of 1956 ten year old Junior is trying to have fun with his buddies Bobby and Lenny. The only problem with this is that his father a highly decorated World War II Veteran is irritable and holding on to the past. Juniors father believes that Lenny, who is a polio survivor, is still contagious and he forbids Junior to be with him. Juniors father comes upon the boys playing with toy soldiers in the back yard and starts to yell and throw things at Lenny running him off. One day Junior happens on some pictures form World War II, he learns that his dad became a Hero rescuing some men from a plan crash. The only problem with this is the He could not rescue his best friend. Discussing this with Junior allows his father to come to grips with some of the problems in his live. He also comes to grip with his problem with Lenny when the boy rushes out to stop a fire engine to save the live of his friend Bobby who is trapped in a burning house caused by a local factory fire. This is an excellent book I enjoyed reading it. The authors use of words propelled me back in to the 1950s. I enjoyed how the author important aspects of history into her book.