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Almond, David.
New York : Delacorte Press, 2004.
IL 3-6
ISBN 0385902077
The year is 1962.  The place -- Keeley Bay on the coast of England.  The world is abuzz with the worry of atomic war.  The Cuban missile crisis has everyone convinced that the world would be ending any moment.  In the midst of this comes McNulty.  A crazy, mixed-up man who claims to be the world's best fire-eater and escapologist.  Bobby Burns is fascinated by McNulty.  He learns that his father knew McNulty during the war.  Add to all this Bobby's new school, and you have another quirky story by David Almond.
SUBJECTS:     Conduct of life -- Fiction.
                        Hope -- Fiction.
                        Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962 -- Fiction.
                        Great Britain -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.


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