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eBook After The Dancing Days (Turtleback School Library Binding Edition) ePub

by Margaret Rostkowski

  • ISBN: 0833503146
  • Category: Growing Up and Facts of Life
  • Subcategory: For Children
  • Author: Margaret Rostkowski
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Turtleback Books (October 3, 2000)
  • ePub book: 1691 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1761 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 838

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Library Binding: 32 pages.

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Library Binding: 288 pages.

After the Dancing Days (Library Binding). Published April 18th 2008 by Paw Prints 2008-04-18. Published September 1st 1988 by Turtleback Books. Hardcover, 217 pages. Library Binding, 217 pages. Author(s): Margaret I. Rostkowski.

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School & Library Binding. After the Dancing Days is a heartwarming story that accurately depicts historical events. This book was entertaining and insightful

School & Library Binding. The author gives readers an accurate picture of what the war was like, how the soldiers felt, and what life was like after the war. In addition, all of the characters behaved true to the time period. This book was entertaining and insightful. It captured the essence of what it was like for an adolescent after WWI. Annie is coming of age during a time when the world had suffered a loss of innocence. This book would work well in an intergrated study of literature and history.

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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A forbidden friendship with a badly disfigured soldier in the aftermath of World War I forces 13-year-old Annie to redefine the word ""hero"" and to question conventional ideas of patriotism.

Comments

Quashant Quashant
Annie is thirteen years old at the beginning of this book. Though she is inexperienced, and young, she has a strong moral compass and knows when something is wrong, even though older people try to tell her is right. In spite of her initial fear at seeing the wounded soldier Andrew, who was badly burned by mustard gas in the war, she looks straight at him. When he looks at her from the stretcher she tries to smile, even though she wants to look away. Her fear overcomes her and she runs away from him. She comes back, however, looks him straight in the face, and talks to him, consciously taking a step from childhood towards maturity. She does not let her fear conquer her, and because she does not, she soon realizes there is no need for fear. When people she respects tell her she should forget about the war, and not spend time with the wounded, she knows they are wrong and she challenges them.

I love this book because Annie could be me. I often let my fear keep me from doing right, and I have to talk myself out of my comfort zone. I loved watching her character develop from a child who wants to hold on to her sheltered world, to young adult who forces herself to deal with the reality of the aftermath of the war.
Uaoteowi Uaoteowi
Although there are numerous young adult novels that deal with WWII, I've run across few that deal with the horrors of WWI in such intimate detail. Thirteen-year-old Annie's father is a doctor, and she's waiting for him at the train station when she sees wounded soldiers being unloaded from the train: victims of mustard gas, shrapnel wounds, and other war injuries. This reality brings the war home for her in a way that simply reading about it in the papers couldn't.

Soon, Annie begins to spend time with the wounded soldiers at the veteran's hospital where her father works. Anne befriends a soldier wounded in a mustard gas attack and experiences the first stirrings of romance and adult responsibilities. Her initial revulsion at the wounded soldiers' appearances is believable as she has been sheltered from the realities of war by her mother, and her gradual infatuation with Andrew tenderly unfolds.

Overall, this was an inspiring novel that explored heroism, the meaning of sacrifice, and the high cost of war on all involved. I read this numerous times as a teenager, and recently purchased a copy in order to reacquaint myself with Annie's courage and the moving descriptions of patriotism and heroism.
Hidden Winter Hidden Winter
The war to end all wars is over and everyone in Annie's hometown is planning a rapid return to normalcy. But things are far from normal in Annie's family. Her father has been away for over a year working as an Army Doctor in a hospital in New York City. Her Uncle Paul died in France a year before the end of the war, and the sadness of his death has cast a long shadow over all her relatives.
After her father returns, things start to change even more. The doctor decides to take a new job at a catholic hospital and assist in the care and rehabilitation of some of the more severely wounded soldiers from the war. These disfigured young men are a painful reminder to the townspeople who prefer to think only of the heroic dead and the handsome young veterans. When Annie befriends a wounded man many of her friends and family find it hard to accept. Annie is forced to make painful choices and decided what is the right thing to do.
I was not overly impressed with this book. I though it moved very slowly. Many of Annie's friends and schoolmates were two-dimensional. Some themes, like the anti-Catholic feeling of the town were introduced but then never resolved. This was an adequate book but not the kind I would read again or recommend highly.
Kendis Kendis
My daughter had to read this for school. It's became one of her favorite books. She got a lot out of it.
Humin Humin
I read this prior to using it as a class project. Just what I need! Fifth graders next year will be using it in a book study.
Fenrikree Fenrikree
This book is great for young readers. It explores themes of adolescence such as independence vs dependence, and moral decision making. It does an excellent job of giving the feeling of the time period just after WW1.
Legend 33 Legend 33
There are a lot of ways to take this book ~ seventh graders loved it