Dancing Carl

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Peter Smith Publisher, Incorporated, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction
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A haunted, battle-scarred man who tends the ice rinks teaches Marsh and his friend Willy something about the horrors of war--and the healing power of love. ALA Best Book for Young Adults.

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User 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

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User 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

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About the author (2001)

Gary Paulsen was born on May 17, 1939 in Minnesota. He was working as a satellite technician for an aerospace firm in California when he realized he wanted to be a writer. He left his job and spent the next year in Hollywood as a magazine proofreader. His first book, Special War, was published in 1966. He has written more than 175 books for young adults including Brian's Winter, Winterkill, Harris and Me, Woodsong, Winterdance, The Transall Saga, Soldier's Heart, This Side of Wild, and Guts: The True Stories Behind Hatchet and the Brian Books. Hatchet, Dogsong, and The Winter Room are Newbery Honor Books. He was the recipient of the 1997 Margaret A. Edwards Award for his lifetime achievement in writing for young adults.

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