THE DANCING DAYS
York : Harper & Row, 1988.
her father finally returns from World War I, Annie and her mother go to
meet the train. Her father finally comes off the train, but not before
Annie sees the horrible disfigurement of some of the wounded soldiers.
At first, she cannot bear the sight of these injuries, but after a while,
she goes with her grandfather to the hospital where her father works as
he reads to a family friend who was injured in the war. Annie also befriends
Andrew, whose face was badly burned with gas in the war. Her bond with
Andrew grows stronger as he helps her find the truth about her uncle Paul,
who was killed in the war. But Andrew's wounds are healing, and Annie doesn't
know if she can let him go, and the truth behind her uncle's death is not
what her family wanted to hear. ** This summer has brought many changes
to Annie's life as the country reacts to the end of the Great War.
(Linda Wolfgram, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Middle/High School Media Specialist,Benton Community Schools, Van Horne,
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