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The Art of Keeping Cool

The Art of Keeping Cool

  • Title: The Art of Keeping Cool
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  • ISBN : 9780689837883
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 256 pages


The War At HomeFear permeates the Rhode Island coastal town where Robert, his mother, and sister are living out the war with his paternal grandparents Fear of Nazi submarines offshore Fear of Abel Hoffman, a German artist living reclusively outside of town And for Robert, a personal fear, of his hot tempered, controlling grandfather.As Robert watches the townspeopl The War At HomeFear permeates the Rhode Island coastal town where Robert, his mother, and sister are living out the war with his paternal grandparents Fear of Nazi submarines offshore Fear of Abel Hoffman, a German artist living reclusively outside of town And for Robert, a personal fear, of his hot tempered, controlling grandfather.As Robert watches the townspeople s hostility toward Hoffman build, he worries about his sensitive cousin Elliot s friendship with the artist And he wonders and about the family secret everyone seems to be keeping from him a secret involving Robert s father, a bomber pilot in Europe Will Elliot s ability to detach himself from the turmoil around him be enough to sustain him when prejudice and suspicions erupt into violence And can Robert find his own way to deal with the shocking truth about his family s past


Author Janet Taylor Lisle




The Art of Keeping Cool Reviews (31)

  • World War II and family human dynamics are the two main strands of this Scott O Dell award winner And using both strands, Lisle tackles a number of other big ideas.World War II impact on the home front security along the coast of Rhode Island women taking men s jobs Nazi cruelty local response to Ge [..]

  • This was a wonderful story A Very complex family system encompasses this story that takes place on the east coast of New Hampshire during WW2 It showed how courage looks Elliott is an incredible character who has learned to function in the shadow of his powerful and intimidating grandfather Robert, [..]

  • This book uses an interesting technique, where the main character Robert is not exactly the focus of the story Robert narrates The Art of Keeping Cool in first person, but focuses a lot of the story on his cousin, Elliot, and Elliot s growing relationship with German artist Abel Hoffman At the same [..]

  • The Art of Keeping Cool offers a new type of WWII story Focusing on the daily lives on a family living near an army base in Rhode Island They live with the daily fear of air raid drills, Nazi submarine attacks, and a father away fighting in the war The main plot of the story follows the narrator s q [..]

  • This is a ok book The pacing is slow and the cover would make you think that this book is a story that takes place during battles in a war The book does take place during a war but the setting in in a city the war isn t in The author make the characters believable some of the thing that happens to t [..]

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