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Where Heroes Hide

Helen Recorvits

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

A touching story about heroism

Ten-year-old Junior wasn’t even born when his father came home from World War II, but he knows his dad was a war hero. He’d been a pilot, and Junior would like to know more about his wartime experiences, but his dad doesn’t want to talk about the war and gets mad whenever the subject comes up. Plenty of other things make him angry, too, especially Junior’s best friend, Lenny, a polio survivor. Even though Lenny is no longer contagious, Junior’s father doesn’t want his son taking any chances. Junior knows better and he’s not going to let his father ruin his summer or his friendship. His dad comes close to doing both until something happens that shows everyone where heroes hide.

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Where Heroes Hide
Chapter OneSummer vacation. I started the countdown as soon as my teacher, Miss Kane, tore May off the calendar. At three o'clock on that last day of classes in June, I raced out of Grove Street School as if my pants were on fire. Each minute would matter. I'd stretch out the days like soft bubble gum.That first morning I got up early and joined my dad and my sister, Linda, for breakfast in the kitchen. Mom had just put a pile of Aunt Jemima pancakes on the table."Look who's here!" Linda said. Linda worked first shift at Mansfield-Davis Mill, like my dad. Dad was a foreman
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Praise for Where Heroes Hide

"Recorvits recreates a slice of bouhood in the summer of 1956, twining themes of friendship, family loyalty and heroism around a series of escapades . . . a solid period piece." --Publishers Weekly

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Helen Recorvits

  • Helen Recorvits’s first book, Goodbye, Walter Malinski, was an NCSS-CBC Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies. She lives in Glocester, Rhode Island.
  • Helen Recorvits Yoon Kim
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Where Heroes Hide

Helen Recorvits

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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