Summer of the War

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Harper Collins, Oct 6, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 176 pages

It's the summer of 1942. At her grandparents' island cottage in Michigan, 14–year–old Belle excitedly awaits the arrival of her exotic older cousin, Carolyn. Belle's expecting worldly sophistication and French style. But Carolyn brings much more than that: she carries the troubling reality of the World War that is ravaging her home. Turtle Island will never be the same again.

Set against the backdrop of breezy island cottages, this heartrending tale from National Book Award medalist Gloria Whelan is the story of a beautiful place and a special friendship–and how events thousands of miles away shaped them both.

 

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SUMMER OF THE WAR

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Summers on Turtle Island have always been perfect, an idyllic escape for Belle (14), her three siblings, parents and grandparents. Then, on Dec. 7, 1941, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor changes ... Read full review

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Mirabelle is anticipating a fantastic sun-soaked summer at her grandparent's cottage. Everything suddenly changes when her cousin is sent from France to stay with her famly while her father fights in WWII. Mirabelle and her cousing discover lots about themselves and about life during this summer. Read full review

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About the Author
also by Gloria Whelan
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Gloria Whelan is the bestselling author of many novels for young readers, including Homeless Bird, winner of the National Book Award; Fruitlands: Louisa May Alcott Made Perfect; Angel on the Square; Burying the Sun; Once on This Island, winner of the Great Lakes Book Award; and Return to the Island. She lives in the woods of northern Michigan.

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