Don't You Know There's a War On?

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Harper Collins, Feb 4, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 208 pages
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World War II is on everyone's mind and in every headline, and Howie Crispers has a hunch that his school principal is a spy. With a little snooping around, Howie finds out something even more alarming. Principal Lomister may not be a spy, but he is plotting to get rid of Howie's favorite teacher. Howie's dad is fighting Nazis overseas, and his mom is working hard to support the war effort, so Miss Gossim is the only person Howie can depend on. With the help of his friends, and a plan worthy of radio show superhero Captain Midnight, Howie intends to save Miss Gossim!

 

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a good book i like it its in ww2 andbut wat i dont like the lady "stuff"

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A very impressive WWII-timed novel that interprets lots of tension with Howie's family coping with the effect of their father in the War. Although things get a bit lopsided trying to juggle both the plot of Operation: Save the Teacher and the World War after effects, DON'T YOU KNOW THERE'S A WAR ON? is a cleverly written, surprisingly reflective, and overall one of Avi's most vast books--and probably the only one I'll care to remember. 

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
5
Section 3
12
Section 4
15
Section 5
20
Section 6
24
Section 7
27
Section 8
46
Section 21
114
Section 22
120
Section 23
130
Section 24
135
Section 25
155
Section 26
156
Section 27
164
Section 28
167

Section 9
48
Section 10
52
Section 11
58
Section 12
68
Section 13
71
Section 14
72
Section 15
75
Section 16
76
Section 17
86
Section 18
90
Section 19
105
Section 20
106
Section 29
169
Section 30
174
Section 31
178
Section 32
180
Section 33
185
Section 34
186
Section 35
189
Section 36
190
Section 37
192
Section 38
193
Section 39
198
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Avi is the author of more than sixty books, including Crispin: The Cross of Lead, a Newbery Medal winner, and Crispin: At the Edge of the World. His other acclaimed titles include The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle and Nothing But the Truth, both Newbery Honor Books, and most recently The Seer of Shadows. He lives with his family in Colorado.

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