“Free verse vignettes will appeal to reluctant readers... Very highly recommended.”—Children’s Literature
“Beautifully phrased and vividly revealing of character... An authentic window into the past”—Horn Book, recommended verse narratives
“Eddie’s reflections... connect the larger peaceful aspirations of a postwar world with the simple individual dreams of a teen.”—School Library Journal
“Beautifully written prose vignettes.”—Bankstreet Best Books of 2012
Eddie’s War is a lyrical collection of prose vignettes linking Eddie, his family, and a small-town cast of Ellisvillians. Poignant and funny, this World War II story tells how a distant war affects the life of one boy in the Heartland.
The 2nd edition includes discussion questions and a list of characters.
Go to the Eddie’s War website
★ Maryland State Black-Eyed Susan Award 2014–2015 nominee (Grades 6–9)
★ Bankstreet Best Children’s Books of the Year 2012 (Ages 12–14, Outstanding Merit)
★ 2011 Best of the Best Fiction for Teens, Chicago Public Library
★ Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Books of 2011 (Starred review)
● Horn Book Recommended Verse Narratives
Publication: 2011, 2023
Age range: 12 and up
Grade level: 6 and up
Size: 5.5" x 8.5"
ISBN (case): 979-8-9862353-0-1
ISBN (pbk): 979-8-9862353-1-8
ISBN (ebook): 979-8-9862353-2-5