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French Daguerreotypes lOl drills during an uncertain timeThe story is character driven Smart gives her readers deep insight into Teddy soss fears his active imagination and his coping skills Teddy s a determined protagonist with big dreams of becoming an astronaut one day He tries to encourage his friends to have dreams because most of them From Notes to Narrative: Writing Ethnographies That Everyone Can Read like Bobby know they will head into the coal minesike their ancestors His best friend Melvin has a imp from polio and wears a smile that stretches clear across his face Melvin is good for Teddy because he s optimistic cheery ight hearted ogical has a flair for using big words and enjoys a good prank Skeeter ikes to write and organize things So she s handy to have around as they plan their bomb shelter even though Teddy is uncomfortable around a girl he s sweet onThe theme of the war weighs heavily upon their minds But the plot focuses on brave friends who decide to take action It is about their big adventure of building a shelter in a haunted cave They scavenge through junk yards for chairs mattresses and wood They fill it with first aid supplies flashlights canned goods and water There is a ot of suspense for the and some uncovered secrets Timely read with threats around the globe This is An Engaging Peek In engaging in early 1960 s a time when air raid drills were part of the daily school routine Teddy s family has moved away from Chicago and back to mom s hometown in rural West Virginia to be closer to family after the death of Teddy s dad It s a scary time with the Russian threat of nuclear war constantly on everyone s mind Despite missing his dad and the ist of things they were "supposed to do together and now never will Teddy wants to find " to do together and now never will Teddy wants to find place in the new town and maybe make a friend or two The story has plenty of period details that make you feel you are back in the 60 s The story s gentle humor and small town charm are reminiscent of Mayberry and is an easy read about an underrepresented time in history Setting West Virginia 1962A. Over if the world comes to an endHe finds his ife filled with talk of bomb shelters a cat and dog that don't get along clinging two year old twin nephews and a pretty girl he's too shy to talk to To help cope with their fears Teddy and his friends. Good read about what Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter's Eye life was during the time of the Cold War The 12 year old protagonist Teddyearns to cope with duck and cover drills his fears about the Cuban Missile Crisis and grief about his dad s death with the support of his friendsI would recommend this for middle grade readers and teachersMemorable uotesPg127 I couldn t sleep All I could think about were my friends Would they still be there when we walked out our cellar doorway in the morning Would the world still be there when we walked out into the daylight the next day Would we be able to Grand Illusion: The Third Reich, the Paris Exposition, and the Cultural Seduction of France leave the cellar or would we be stuck in here for weeks When I was a kid back in the day I remember the blackouts we had sometimes at night The sirens blared Houseights went off My sister and I sat at the window ooking outside watching for planes that might drop bombs on us The sky was dark but we never saw a plane We didn t understand it completely but I knew it was bad An air force base where they trained pilots was near our town which possibly made our area a target After a while the all clear signal sounded and ights flashed back on in the housesDUCK AND COVER the Great Plains: America's Lingering Wild latest novel for middle grade readers by Author Janet F Smart brought back those memories Twelve year old Teddy s father died six months ago and Teddy and his mom moved back to West Virginia to be with family The author has done a beautiful job showing us Teddy s emotions Not only is he mourning theoss of his dad he s worried about rumors that the Russians will attack the United States Teddy and his friends are brave though and they don t just sit back waiting to see what happens They prepare for such an emergencyThe author just sit back waiting to see what happens They prepare for such an emergencyThe author historical facts into the story such as the presidents of those times And perhaps readers will do a bit of research on their own to earn about America s historyThis novel would make a great addition to school classrooms and ibraries as well as to public Electromyography for Experimentalists libraries and your own Recommended for readers young and ol. Convert an old cave in the woods into a bomb shelter Will they be able to work together and pull through the tense filled months during the Cuban Missile Crisis in the fall of 1962 And will Teddy be able to overcome his grief from theoss of his dad. .



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When I was a kid back in the day I the blackouts we had sometimes at night The sirens House ights went off My sister and I sat at the blackouts we had sometimes at night The sirens blared House ights went off My sister and I sat at the ooking outside watching for planes that might drop bombs on us The sky was dark but we never saw a plane We didn t understand it completely but I knew it was bad An air force base where they trained pilots was near our town which possibly made our area a target After a while the all clear signal sounded and ights flashed back on in the housesDUCK AND COVER the atest novel for middle grade readers by Author Janet F Smith brought back those memories Twelve year old Teddy s father died six months ago and Teddy and his mom moved back to West Virginia to be with family The author has done a beautiful job showing us Teddy s emotions Not only is he mourning the oss of his dad he s worried about rumors that the Russians will attack the United States Teddy and his friends are brave though and they don t just sit back waiting to see what happens They prepare for such an emergencyThe author sprinkles historical facts about the Cold War into the story such as the presidents of those times And perhaps readers will do a bit of research on their own to earn about America s historyThis novel would make a great addition to school classrooms and ibraries as well as to public La heredera del mar libraries and your own Recommended for readers young and old A book that will take children on adventure back in time to West Virginia during the Cold War I didn t know much about duck and cover drills or preparations that people made in case of bombings during that time The characters are interesting and fun I especiallyoved Melvin Janet Smart has written a moving and sensitive novel that will Smart has written a moving and sensitive novel that will generations of readers about the Cuban Missile crisis in 1962 She balances the tension with a good dose of humor to ighten the anxiety the kids feel This nostalgic read will be a stroll down memory ane for many adults as they recall duck and cover scho. After his dad dies in an accident at work twelve year old Teddy Haynes and his mom come back to ive with family in rural West Virginia They hope to start over but some people say the Russians are going to blow up the United States How can they start. ,

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