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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (681 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Peck Narrator: Lincoln Hoppe Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Davy Bowman’s dad and brother hung the moon. Dad looks forward to Halloween more than a kid, and Davy’s brother, Bill, flies B-17s. Davy adores these two heroes and tries his best to follow their lead, especially now.

World War II has invaded Davy’s homefront boyhood. There’s an air raid drill in the classroom, and being a kid is an endless scrap drive. Bill has joined up, breaking their dad’s heart. It’s an intense, confusing time, and one that will invite Davy to grow up in a hurry.

This is one of Richard Peck’s finest novels–a tender, unforgettable portrait of the World War II homefront and a family’s love.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cynthia | 2/20/2014

    " I am a huge fan of Richard Peck's writing and this book is also very enjoyable. The story centers around a young boy growing up during World War II. His father is a World War I veteran, and his older brother who is learning to fly a B-17. It was interesting to think about the war from a child's perspective and Peck's writing style makes you feel like you're hearing a story from an old friend. My 8 and 6 year old boys also really enjoyed this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Alison | 2/13/2014

    " I've read a few other things by Richard Peck and really liked them. This book had the same nostalgic feel and easy-reading story telling, but I felt that it lacked a clean story line. Although I enjoyed it, I just didn't get a sense that the narrator was telling one actual story instead of just a bunch of random anecdotes from their past. It's really late and I'm writing this so if it doesn't make sense, there is poor grammar or it is all misspelled, just ignore it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Natalya | 2/5/2014

    " This is a great picture of middle class life during WWII. Peck reveals the pain and difficulties of the war on a family living in a small town. There were so many poignant moments. While there were parts where I cried,the ending was wonderful. Peck knows how to finish a story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Karen | 1/26/2014

    " Richard Peck is one of the best YA authors around. I love his stories, but just as much I love the way he uses words. "

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