As 1958 winter progresses, the man who takes care of the ice skating rink in a shabby flight jacket, dances frequently on the ice of the rink. He rarely talks but could make order with a look. Marsh and Willy watched him all winter long -- they saw his power and then, by accident, they brought back the memories of the plane that burned and that nearly killed him. Then, when Miss Helen appeared, Carl began to recover his strength, and the whole town watched as his dance truly began.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mcorbink - LibraryThing
After reading this book, I would not recommend to most 5th graders. The content is easy enough to read, but the implications of drunkenness, the implications of mental war wounds, and even the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lilibrarian - LibraryThing
When a strange man comes to town and takes over managing the ice rink, March and Willy are curious about him. What they discover is a man, damaged by service in WWII, who just might, possibly, be saved by love. Read full review