Angel Square

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Groundwood Books Ltd, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 143 pages
2 Reviews
It's 1945, almost Christmas, and Tommy - a.k.a. The Shadow - is on a mission to find out who beat up his best friend Sammy's father. Aunt Dottie says whoever beat up Mr. Rosenberg doesn't like Jewish people. Tommy lives in a rough, multiethnic neighborhood in Lowertown, Ottawa, where World War II has left its mark. When Sammy moves away after the assault, Tommy begins to see Angel Square through new eyes. In his quest to uncover the guilty party, Tommy learns more abvout the prejudices that define Angel Square and much of the world in postwar era. The closer Tommy gets to the culprit who attacked Sammy's dad, the more he begins to appreciate peace, tolerance, and the spirit of the Christmas season.
  

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User Review  - Ubalstecha - Goodreads

Having finally read this book, I understand why teachers love this book. Set in Ottawa's Lowertown just after the end of WWII, Brian Doyle has created a rich literary environment with real children ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kira - Goodreads

From Grade 7 i remember reading it around Christmas time, it was quite the good read if you wanted to just pick it up, really enjoyable and the author is local :) Read full review

Contents

Let Me Tell You
11
Cul de Dead End
39
Justa Comic
54
L
74
Something Ice Cold
90
Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt
104
Long Prayer
121
Happy Happy
129
People in the Book
140
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About the author (2003)

Brian Doyle is a four-time winner of the Canadian Library Association's Book of the Year for Children Award. His American honors include being selected for the Horn Book's Fanfare List, the ABA "Pick of the Lists" and the New York Public Library's Best Books for the Teen Age. He has also won the NSK Neustadt Prize, the Phoenix Honor Award, and he has been named a finalist for the Hans Christian Anderson Award. He lives in Chelsea, Quebec.

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