After the dancing days

Author Rostkowski, Margaret I.
Language English
Publisher
New York: Harper Collins, 1988




Annotation:

A forbidden friendship with a badly disfigured 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 :

  • Juvenile fiction
  • Fiction
  • Physically handicapped
  • Heroes and heroines
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Heroes
  • Fiction.
  • 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
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2002 , American Library Association YALSA

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Awards, Honors & Prizes :

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

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State & Provincial Reading List :

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

(Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices, 1986)
Thirteen year old Annie finds more than she expects to learn about heroism while visiting and reading to convalescing World War One veterans in the Kansas City area hospital where her physician father works. Believable adults and strongly developed personal relationships are hallmarks of this fine first novel. CCBC Category: Fiction For Teenagers. 1986, Harper & Row, 217 pages. Age 13 and older.
(PUBLISHER: Harper & Row (New York N.Y.:), PUBLISHED: c1986.)

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.)

(Bookbird Reviews)
Annie rejoices when her father, a doctor serving in World War I, returns to their small Kansas town - her joy in the war's end muted only by the wartime death of her beloved uncle. Drawn to the veteran's hospital where her father continues to care for the wounded, Annie meets Andrew, a terribly burned, bitterly withdrawn young veteran. As she helps Andrew in his slow adjustment to his wounds, Annie faces devasting truths- about both war and the complex world of adulthood. That's what Annie's mother would like to do. She wants to forget the pain and heartache and to keep it away from Annie, too. But Annie cannot forget the death of her favorite uncle, who was killed in France. She cannot forget Andrew, the angry young veteran she meets at the hospital where her father works. Can Annie find the courage to help Andrew? And will she ever be able to make sense of a war that took so much from so many? Drawn to the Kansas hospital where her father cares for wounded World War One veterans, Annie meets Andrew, a disfigured young soldier. As Annie helps Andrew slowly adjust to his wounds, she also faces devastating truths about war and the complex world of adulthood.
(PUBLISHER: HarperTrophy (New York NY:), PUBLISHED: 1988 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: Harper Collins, 1988

Media Type: Language Material
217 p. ;
PZ7.R7237 Af 1988
"A Harper Trophy book."
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 Af 1986
9780060250775
0060250771
9780060250782
006025078X
New York N.Y.: Harper & Row, 1986

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

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