Lost in the War
Lisa has had enough of the Vietnam War. Her father was killed in it and her mom suffers from terrifying nightmares about her experiences as a nurse in the war. So when her seventh grade class begins a study unit about Vietnam, Lisa is not thrilled. But ultimately she finds a way to make peace with the war that damaged her family. "A vivid and disturbing look at the effects of the Vietnam conflict on both its survivors and those who love them." --Kirkus Reviews
- Paperback | 144 pages
- 127 x 195.6 x 12.7mm | 90.72g
- 01 Jun 2000
- Puffin Books
- New York, NY, United States
Back cover copy
The Vietnam War is still being fought in Lisa Grey's house.Lisa's father was killed in Vietnam. Her mom, a nurse in the war, suffers from terrifying nightmares about the servicemen she saw die. Lisa's tired of worrying about her mother, hearing about the war, and dealing with its aftermath. She longs to have a normal family, like everyone else. So when her seventh-grade class begins to study the Vietnam War, Lisa wants nothing to do with it. But her teacher convinces her to participate, and Lisa is forced to come to terms with her family's past. But can she make peace with the war?
About Nancy Antle
The author of several works of historical fiction, Nancy Antle has also written two children's books: Staying Cool, praised by Publishers Weekly as "a book that works well on many levels," and Sam's Wild West Show, an IRA-CBC Children's Choice. Nancy Antle lives in New Haven, Connecticut. copyright (c) 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.
"This is one of the first books for young people that shows what it was like for American women in the war".-- Booklist