Product Details
List Price:
9 to 12
4 to 7
Trim Size:
5.5" x 8.25"
Calkins Creek
ISBN-13: 978-1-68437-276-8
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World War II looms over the United States while fourteen-year-old Junior Bledsoe struggles with anger and identity after his father's death in this coming-of-age title in the award-winning middle-grade Bakers Mountain Stories series -- now in paperback! As World War II threatens the United States in 1941, Junior Bledsoe fights his own battles at home. He struggles with school and with anger--at his late father, his insufferable granddaddy, his neighbors, and himself--as he desperately tries to find his own aim in life. But he finds relief escaping to the quiet of the nearby woods and tinkering with cars, something he learned from his pop. And a fatherly neighbor provides much-needed guidance. This heartfelt and inspiring novel about a boy learning to accept the past and create his own future also includes an author's note and bibliography.

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Joyce Moyer Hostetter

Joyce Moyer Hostetter is the author of Blue, winner of the International Reading Association Children's Book Award, and other historical novels. She received a BA in early childhood education at Lenoir Rhyne College in Hickory, North Carolina. Since then, she has continued her studies on the graduate level in special education at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, and art at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She lives with her husband in Hickory, North Carolina, near her two adult children and nine grandchildren.

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