by Lois Lowry
A subtle and haunting memory piece unfolds as an adult looks back on the events of... read more
A subtle and haunting memory piece unfolds as an adult looks back on the events of her sixth year when her father fought in World War II and when the remaining family lived with relatives. Childhood innocence enables grim and suspense-filled human events to be sustained. (First Place Winner: CCBC Mock Newbery Vote, January, 1981)
© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1980
Year Published 1980
Word Count 37,301
- Text Complexity
- Lexile Level: 810L
- ATOS Reading Level: 5.1
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- It Should Have Won a Newbery!
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