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Duble, Kathleen Benner.
New York : Scholastic, 2011
ISBN 0545197708
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When Noah's parents die in an epidemic, he has no one but an uncle he has seldom seen.  But the town minister ships him off the to the uncle.  Times are hard and there is little money and Uncle James is all Noah has.  But James Shelley is not living a stable life at the moment.  He is in the military and is a member of the Phantoms -- an elite group of skiers training for combat in the Alps.  Noah quickly settles in and even learns to ski but he is too young to join up.  What will happen when the company ships out to fight in Italy?
SUBJECTS:     Pacifism -- Fiction.
                        Soldiers -- Fiction.
                        Military bases -- Fiction.
                        Uncles -- Fiction.
                        Orphans -- Fiction.
                        United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th -- History -- Fiction.
                        World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Italy -- Fiction.
                        Camp Hale (Colo.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
                        Italy -- History -- Allied occupation, 1943-1947 -- Fiction.
                        Historical fiction.

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