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War Stories

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Lively, nuanced D-Day story of tween and war hero.

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age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+
It teaches you about history while having a great storyline.

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Master storyteller Gordon Korman packs a lot of history and wisdom into this nuanced tale of battle, memory, and family. There's more to war than blowing up buildings and bad guys, as 12-year-old Trevor discovers when he revisits D-Day, on location, with his great-grandfather, a decorated veteran. War Stories offers alternating chapters of Jacob Firestone, 17-year-old infantryman trying to survive and also beat Hitler, and of Trevor's impressions as the family makes its way through Normandy and he learns about a lot of tragedy, loss, and foolishness that happened right along with the heroics.

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