Why? : The War Years

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The latest addition to the Newbery Honor award-winning 26 Fairmount Avenue series. World War II is raging in Europe, and Tomie finds that life has changed in many ways. Now he has to wear an extra sweater to school because they?re trying to conserve coal. Then tragedy brings the war home to the dePaola family, and all Tomie can do is ask ?Why Just as he did in I?m Still Scared, the first installment of The War Years, Tomie dePaola touchingly illuminates the emotional confusion of a child's life during wartime.
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  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 85 pages
  • 148 x 210 x 12mm | 140.61g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0142411787
  • 9780142411780
  • 1,409,434

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?It's quite a powerful story, and will give its audience time and space to grapple with the question of the title.? ?"Kirkus Reviews"
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157 ratings
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