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War Stories

by Gordon Korman

tagged: military & wars, multigenerational, violence
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published: May 2021
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publisher: Scholastic Inc
Description

A story of telling truth from lies -- and finding out what being a hero really means.

 

There are two things Trevor loves more than anything else: playing war-based video games, and his great-grandfather Jacob, who is a true-blue, bona fide war hero. At the height of the war, Jacob helped liberate a small French village, and was given a hero's welcome upon his return to America.

 

Now it's decades later, and Jacob wants to retrace the steps he took during the war - from training to invasion to the village he is said to have saved. Trevor thinks this is the coolest idea ever. But as they get to the village, Trevor discovers there's more to the story than what he's heard his whole life, causing him to wonder about his great-grandfather's heroism, the truth about the battle he fought, and importance of genuine valor.

 

About the Author

Gordon Korman published his first book at age fourteen and since then has written more than ninety middle grade and teen novels. Favorites include the New York Times bestselling Ungifted, Supergifted, The Unteachables, Pop, Schooled, and the Masterminds series. Gordon lives with his family on Long Island, New York. You can visit him online at www.gordonkorman.com.

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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
8 to 12
Grade:
3 to 7
Editorial Review

 

 

Praise for War Stories:

* "This weave of perceptive, well-told tales wears its agenda with unusual grace." — Kirkus, starred review

Praise for Restart:

* "A fresh approach to the familiar topic of bullying, kept credible by believable characters and events, with typical Korman humor and just the right touch of mystery." — School Library Journal, starred review

Praise for Slacker:

"Upbeat, inspiring, and full of Korman's signature sense of humor." — Publishers Weekly

"Korman makes comedy look deceptively easy." — Booklist

Praise for Swindle:

"Scary, funny, and hysterical adventures!" — Chicago Tribune

"Pure fun from top to bottom." — School Library Journal

Praise for The Hypnotists:

"Fast-paced... an entertaining mix of intense action and goofy fun." — Publishers Weekly

Praise for Ungifted:

"A gem for readers looking for a book where the underdog comes out on top." — Voice of Youth Advocates

"Funny and insightful." — Publishers Weekly

Praise for Schooled:

* "This rewarding novel features an engaging main character and some memorable moments of comedy, tenderness, and reflection." — Booklist, starred review

 

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