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Literature & Fiction
  • Author:
    Anna Myers
  • ISBN:
    044041699X
  • ISBN13:
    978-0440416999
  • Genre:
  • Publisher:
    Yearling (October 9, 2001)
  • Pages:
    144 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Literature & Fiction
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  • FB2 format
    1765 kb
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    1933 kb
  • DJVU format
    1416 kb
  • Rating:
    4.2
  • Votes:
    793
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Everyone in Gail's small town believes her father is dead when his plane is shot down in World War II. Everyone but Gail's mother, who has faith that he's still alive.

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Anna Myers is the author of more than one dozen books, including Tulsa Burning, a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age, Flying Blind, an Oklahoma Book Award finalist, and Assassin.

Anna Myers is the author of more than one dozen books, including Tulsa Burning, a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age, Flying Blind, an Oklahoma Book Award finalist, and Assassin, an Oklahoma Book Award winner. Anna lives in Oklahoma.

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Everyone in Gail’s small town believes her father is dead when his plane is shot down in World War II. Everyone but Gail’s mother, who has faith that he’s still alive. Gail’s Uncle Ned has lost his faith after being blinded in the war. Though Gail promised her father to watch out for her uncle, his bitterness over his loss keeps pushing her away. It seems only Captain, Gail’s golden retriever, can break through Ned’s shell. As Gail and Captain try to save Ned from destroying himself, Gail can’t help wondering if she’ll ever hear from her father again.

Drelajurus
What a beautiful and emotional story. Golden Labs have to be the most intelligent and the most lovable of all dogs – but I do love them all. Captain was a golden lab. So faithful and so obedient. Even though this story was meant for children, I’m sure it was also meant for “just older children” – like Senior Citizens. It was easy reading for just one day but really warmed my heart. I felt I could just reach out and touch Captain – made me wish he was mine! He belonged to Gail who loved him dearly. While her Dad was away fighting in WWII, Captain watched over his family. When terrible news came, Captain was their protection. Labs are very very sensitive to pain in people – not just physical pain but emotional pain as well. Gail’s Uncle Ned had been injured and lost, not only his eyesight, but his desire to live. On one terrible day in winter, Gail found him unconscious with one leg broken through the ice. While Captain lay on top of him to keep him warm, Gail ran for help and managed to rescue him and bring him back home. It was a really lovely story. This would have been a superb story to read to my children when they were young. Many readers might want to do that – children (of all ages) will really enjoy it!!

I am only giving it 4 stars because of all the spelling errors and omissions in the book. I think a professional editor could turn this book into a classic for all children. Loved the story!!
Downloaded
The book opens during World War II with five men in a B-17 bomber who are shot down over occupied France. Two survive, the navigator who is seriously injured and the gunner who tries to get them both to safety. They find refuge in the home of a French family whose father was killed by the Nazis. Gail Harmon, a sixth-grader, lives in a yellow house in Stonewall, OK, with her mother Eva, younger twin siblings Timmy and Mary Nell who are five, and Captain, the Labrador retriever named Captain that her father gave her before he went away to fight in the war.

Then the Harmons receive a telegram that Gail's father, Virgil Harmon, has been shot down and is missing in action. Nearby live Gail's great-grandmother, Big Mama, and Uncle Ned. When Virgil and Ned were boys, their parents were killed in an accident and their grandmother came from Mississippi to take care of them. Now, Ned, who became a geologist, has returned from the war broken and blinded to find that his wife has left him. He is very bitter, drinks the home-brewed whiskey that the neighbor gives him, and acts as if he doesn't want to live. Yet Gail has received a letter from her father asking her to take care of his younger brother. Is there anything that Gail and Captain can do to help Ned, especially when he wanders off by himself in the snow? And will Gail ever see her father again?

My reaction after reading this book is basically positive. Yes, there is a great deal of sadness, but of course many families experienced great sadness during World War II. However, there is also a feeling of hope, especially at the end. So it is not morbid or depressing. There are references to smoking a pipe, dancing, and an age of millions of years for some of Ned's fossils, and the euphemistic term "gosh" is used once. And, of course, there is Ned's drinking, but both Mrs. Harmon and Big Mama refer to it as poison, and the implication finally is that Ned will give it up. All in all, Captain's Command gives a good picture of what it was like for typical American families with men in the service during World War II and the kinds of problems that they faced.
Boyn
Hello, I'm ten years old and a BIG fan of historical fiction, especially World War II stories. I wanted to read Captain's Command only so I could complete my Historical Fiction book report, but it turned out to be something worth re-reading.

In this story, a young girl named Gail, and her family (Siblings Timmy and Mary Nell, and her mother) learn that Gail's father, a World War II soldier, is missing in action. Everyone but Gail's mother believes that he is dead. Meanwhile, Gail's blind uncle Ned is facing his own troubles. Gail's Golden Retriever dog, Captain, may be the key to helping Ned.

Several pages per chapter focus on two men in the war, but it isn't revealed 'till near the end of the story which one is Gail's father, and even then it isn't necessarily mentioned. But when we find out if he's alive or dead, it becomes obvious.

This book was written in a beautiful, flowing way. All the words fit together perfectly and Anna Myers' writing is captivating. The only complaint I have about this book is that I sometimes found my mind wandering, so it wasn't one of those books that you just can't put down.

This isn't necassarily a problem, though, so, for the most part, this book is wonderful, and makes me glad I chose to read it.
Mmsa
If you like sad and happy ending, this is the book for you. Captain's Command is a very interesting story that takes place during World War II. Gail is a girl who's father's plane got shot down during the war. Everyone in her town thinks that her father is dead, except Gail's mother, who has faith that he is still alive. Gail's Uncle Ned has lost his faith after being blinded in the war. Her Uncle Ned is very bitter and it keeps Gail from talking to him. It seems that only Gail's dog Captain, a golden retriever can break through her uncle's shell. During the story Gail and Captain try to save Ned from destroying himself, while Gail cant help wondering if she'll ever see her father again. My favorite part in the story is the end because it made me cry a happy cry. I really liked how the author told two stories at once. One story was of two random soldiers struggling to get home after crashing to the ground and the other story was of Gail and her family's struggle to get over her father's death. If you really like good and exciting books, I definitely recommend this book to you.