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  • ISBN: 9781338290202
  • ISBN: 1338290207
  • Physical Description: 231 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2020.

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Summary, etc.:
Twelve-year-old Trevor Firestone loves playing war-based video games and he idolizes his great-grandfather Jacob who came home from World War II a celebrated hero; now ninety-three Jacob wants to retrace his journey in memory and reality and return to the small French village that his unit liberated, and Trevor is going with him--but not everyone in the town want Jacob to come, and Trevor is going to learn an important lesson: real war is not a video game, and valor and heroism can be very murky concepts.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 9-11. Scholastic Press.
Grades 4-6. Scholastic Press.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 June #1
    *Starred Review* WWII is central to 12-year-old Trevor's life because his beloved great-grandfather, G. G., is a hero of the war, having earned a Bronze Star for his participation in the liberation of the French village of Sainte-Regine. Now GG has been invited to return to the village to be honored on the seventy-fifth anniversary of its liberation. Trevor is thrilled when G. G. invites him and his father to come along. Together they'll retrace G. G.'s steps from basic training at Fort Benning, Georgia, to the staging area in England to the D-Day beach at Normandy, and, finally, through France to Sainte-Regine itself. Unbeknownst to Trevor, G. G. has been receiving messages from a group calling itself La Vérité threatening him with violence if he comes to Sainte-Regine. But who could possibly want G. G. to stay away and why? Readers will find the answers as Korman's compelling story moves backward and forward in time, recreating the then 17-year-old G. G.'s experiences of the war, which Korman does a remarkably good job of dramatizing. Page-turning suspense builds as Trevor's trip approaches Sainte-Regine. The story is captivating and beautifully realized, as are Korman's characters. Importantly, the book offers an examination of the moral and ethical viability of war that is sure to invite welcome discussion. Grades 4-7. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Gordon Korman is the #1 bestselling author of three books in The 39 Clues series as well as eight books in his Swindle series: Swindle, Zoobreak, Framed, Showoff, Hideout, Jackpot, Unleashed, and Jingle. His other books include This Can't Be Happening at Macdonald Hall! (published when he was 14); The Toilet Paper Tigers; Radio Fifth Grade; Slacker; Restart; Whatshisface; Level 13; the trilogies Island, Everest, Dive, Kidnapped, and Titanic; and the series The Hypnotists and On the Run. Gordon grew up in Thornhill, Ontario and he lives in New York with his family. Visit him online at www.gordonkorman.com.

Subject: Great-grandfathers > Juvenile fiction.
Veterans > Juvenile fiction.
Heroes > Juvenile fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Campaigns > France > Juvenile fiction.
Secrecy > Juvenile fiction.
France > History > German occupation, 1940-1945 > Juvenile fiction.
Great-grandfathers > Fiction.
Veterans > Fiction.
Heroes > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Campaigns > France > Fiction.
Secrets > Fiction.
France > History > German occupation, 1940-1945 > Fiction.
Genre: War fiction.
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