After the dancing days

Author Rostkowski, Margaret I.
Language English
Publisher
New York NY: HarperTrophy, 1988




Annotation:

A forbidden friendship with a badly disdigured soldier in the aftermath of World War I forces thirteen-year-old Annie to redefine the word "hero" and to question conventional ideas of patriotism.



Subjects :

  • Heroes and heroines
  • Physically handicapped
  • Fiction
  • Fiction.
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Juvenile literature
  • Heroes
  • People with disabilities

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Author Illustrator(s) :

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Best Books :

  • Best Books for Young Adults, 1986 American Library Association YALSA
  • Middle And Junior High School Library Catalog, Eighth Edition, 2000 H.W. Wilson
  • Recommended Literature: Kindergarten through Grade Twelve, 2002 California Department of Education
  • Young Adults' Choices, 1988 International Reading Association
  • Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2002 American Library Association YALSA

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Awards, Honors & Prizes :

  • Golden Kite Award, 1987 Award Book United States
  • Judy Lopez Memorial Award for Children's Literature, 1987 Honor Book California United States
  • IRA Children's and Young Adults' Book Award, 1987 Winner International

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State & Provincial Reading List :

  • California Young Reader Medal, 1989; Nominee California
  • Utah Children's Book Awards, 1988; Nominee Utah
  • Utah Children's Book Awards, 1991; Nominee Utah
  • Voice of Youth Award, 2002-2003; Nominee Illinois

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Reading Measurement Programs:


9780060250782, 006025078X
Harper & Row (New York N.Y.:) 1986.

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Middle Grade
Book Level 3.8
Accelerated Reader Points 8

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level 6-8
Reading Level 6
Accelerated Reader Points 14


0064402487
HarperTrophy (New York NY:) 1988.

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Middle Grade
Book Level 3.8
Accelerated Reader Points 8

Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc.

Lexile Measure 650
Accelerated Reader Points

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level 6-8
Reading Level 6
Accelerated Reader Points 14

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Reviews :

Publishers Weekly (Publishers Weekly)
Winner of the 1985 Publication Prize in the Utah Original Writing Competition, this first novel, set in a small town near Kansas City, deals with both the realism and the ironies of heroism. Thirteen-year-old Annie finds herself drawn to the veterans' hospital where her doctor-father has started to work after World War I. There she begins a tenuous friendship with Andrew, a young veteran who has been horribly burned by gas. Despite her mother's opposition to it, Annie maintains her friendship with Andrew. Through Andrew, Annie finds out the real circumstances of the wartime death of her Uncle Paul, the only adult ever to treat Annie as though she counted. Then Annie faces her first test of maturity: she must confront both her mother's anger and the true nature of war. Fine characterizations and a powerful theme combine in an important debut. (12-up)
(PUBLISHER: Harper & Row (New York N.Y.:), PUBLISHED: c1986.)

Publishers Weekly (Publishers Weekly)
Annie learns to stand up to her mother in the days following the end of The Great War, through her friendship with a veteran and in the discovery of the truth about her uncle's heroism; this is a gracefully written story with a clear-sighted view of the ironies of war. Ages 10-14. (September)
(PUBLISHER: HarperTrophy (New York NY:), PUBLISHED: 1988 c1986.)

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Publication Details:

  Publisher ISBN Notes
New York NY: HarperTrophy, 1988

Media Type: Language Material
217 p. ;
PZ7.R7237 ([Fic])
0064402487
9780064402484
Originally published Harper & Row 1986.
New York N.Y.: Harper & Row, 1986

Media Type: Language Material
217 p. ;
PZ7.R7237 ([Fic])
0060250771
006025078X
9780060250775
9780060250782

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