When the Phone Rang

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Scholastic Incorporated, 1985 - Death - 181 pages
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When their parents are killed in an airplane crash, three siblings try to keep the family together in the face of overwhelming personal and financial problems.

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Harry Mazer was born on May 31, 1925 in New York City. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Force and received a Purple Heart and an Air Medal with four bronze oak leaf clusters. He received a B.A. from Union College in 1948 and a M.A. from Syracuse University in 1960. Before becoming a full-time writer, he was a railroad brakeman and switchtender for New York Central and an English teacher. He has written more than 20 books for young readers including Please, Somebody Tell Me Who I Am; My Brother Abe; The Last Mission; The Boy at War trilogy; The Wild Kid; The Dog in the Freezer; The Island Keeper; and Snow Bound. He along with his wife, Norma Fox Mazer, received an ALAN award in 2003 for outstanding contribution to adolescent literature.

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