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Who Was Leonardo Da Vinci? Who Was Helen Keller? Who Was Nelson Mandela? Growing Up on Methamphetamines Nic Sheff. Who Was Charles Darwin? Who Was Marie Curie? Escape from Pompeii Terry Collins. The Civil Rights Movement: Advocating for Equality Tamra Orr. Freedom Summer, Carla Mooney. Tomie's grandfather, Tom, draws close to the grandson who was named after him when Tomie's Uncle Charles Tom's son goes off to fight in the war overseas. Young Tomie is also cast in the lead role of yet another of Miss Leah's musical productions, and he brings down the house with his adroit and hilarious portrayal of King Neptune.
The after-party is like a pleasant dream, as Tomie and the other dancers have a memorable night of celebration with their families in honor of a show well done.
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Young Tomie dances with Miss Leah and it all feels like a walk in the clouds, a night suspended from the dire realities of war, a night during which a boy can simply be happy in the company of friends. The war continues, though, and Tomie can see that for however long it lasts, it is his responsibility, and the responsibility of every other patriotic American, to plug on ahead "For the Duration" and continue to support the soldiers risking life and limb overseas to defeat the Axis powers.
It won't be easy, Tomie knows, but he will do his part to render assistance as well as he can. For the Duration is a good story, longer than any previous entry in the 26 Fairmount Avenue series. The continued theme is that of Tomie's growing older, and as he grows, the charming antics that used to stand out about him so well have begun to fade just a bit. Perhaps it has more to do with the seriousness of the war that encompasses everything, but I can't say for sure either way.
I enjoyed reading this book, and can hardly wait for the next installment of the series. Young Tomie is one of my favorite characters in literature, and it's always fun to spend some time with him in these books. By this eighth addition to the 26 Fairmount Avenue mix, I feel as if I have known Tomie for my entire life!
For the Duration: The War Years
I would give two and a half stars to this book. Jan 25, Brett rated it really liked it Shelves: I can only hope he continues to write more in this series. Nov 24, Erin Lee rated it it was amazing. We are very sad to reach the ending of this series. My daughter wishes it kept going! May 13, Patricia rated it really liked it.
This is the eighth and final chapter book in Tomie dePaola's series of memoirs of his early childhood. The entire thirteen chapters span the month of May, It begins with very sad, tragic news.
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It causes Tomie to have an emotional breakdown in school which embarrasses his brother Buddy so badly that his brother and his friends begin to bully Tomie terribly. Buddy beats him and desecrates his diary. It's quite painful to read and makes me wonder what their relationship was like as they becam This is the eighth and final chapter book in Tomie dePaola's series of memoirs of his early childhood. It's quite painful to read and makes me wonder what their relationship was like as they became adults. Tomie is in second grade and struggling with penmanship.
He's still dancing and is very excited about their end-of-year dance recital and his special role as King Neptune in it. Tomie still wants to be an artist and is excited about the city-wide art exhibit that his school hosts in their basement air raid shelter. He also writes about the frustrating limitations placed on each student at the library. He can only check out books deemed appropriate for 2nd-graders, and only one at a time.
His uncle Charles, his mother's brother, leaves for his Army service, and Tomie writes about the flags with blue stars on them for the service members' families to hang in their front windows. He also writes about gas ration coupons, victory gardens, air-raid drills, blackouts, war stamps, war bonds, the lack of chewing gum and no fireworks. It's fascinating to read about the war from a child's perspective. Tomie also writes about his first communion and all of the practice and preparation leading up to it. All in all, it's a lovely series and I really enjoyed reading it with my daughter.
They're really written for children in about 3rd grade, but the memories of childhood and family are great at any age. These last few books, however, during the war, contain darker, more painful memories and are great jumping points for good discussions. Dec 02, Katie Fitzgerald rated it it was ok Shelves: The conclusion to the series, For the Duration, highlights the determination and patriotism Americans felt as World War II got underway.
Unfortunately, though, this book leaves many things unresolved. Specifically, Tomie begins to be bullied by his older brother and there is no explanation of how this situation ultimately turns out. It feels like there could easily have been 8 more books foll The conclusion to the series, For the Duration, highlights the determination and patriotism Americans felt as World War II got underway. It feels like there could easily have been 8 more books following this one, and the ending came too soon for me, and felt too abrupt. Highly recommended for grades two and three.
I used them in my 4th grade class for the readers still on chapter books and even though they take place in the s, the kids still liked and related to them. Oh my goodness, I had no idea this series existed. We love dePaola here!
My daughter is only 3 so we haven't gotten to chapter books yet Thanks for this post! I love it, "This post probably contains spoilers. Thank you so much for sharing. I love what you are doing with your blogs Alex. I just read Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks and it made me realize how our kids' generation are so far removed from the horrors of the World Wars, the lessons we've learned from them, and the implications for the present and the future.
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What a precocious 6 year old to be writing in a diary with waaaay better handwriting than my son, can I just say! Thank you so much for linking into the Kid Lit Blog Hop! I'm now following this blog via email. Monday, February 4, 26 Fairmount Avenue: The War Years by Tomie dePaola.