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Summer Soldiers

4.20  ·  Rating Details  ·  10 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Reminiscent of Stand by Me and Lily's Crossing, this story of courage and camaraderie during World War I will touch the hearts of readers.

Joe is trying hard to be brave. His father has left to fight in the Great War, and now it's up to him, at age 11, to keep his household and sheep ranch running smoothly.
He would much prefer fishing and kidding around with his pals--and
Paperback, 192 pages
Published July 11th 2000 by Yearling (first published May 11th 1999)
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Ethan A.
This book is about a joe group of his friends whose dads leave for war except for one. Mr. Morgan doesn't go to war he didn't go o war because he couldn't kill anyone it wasn't in his nature.While the dads are gone the have to step up to take care of the farm. The first thing they have to do is shear the sheep and sell it. Next they have to take the sheep to market to sell them but won't take mr. Morgans sheep because he didn't go off to war. After that he gets a letter saying his dad has gone ...more
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May 04, 2013 Azariah Alfante rated it it was amazing
I read this book when I was a little girl and I fell in love with it. The message of the novel is powerful. I could not part with the story of Joe Farrington and his inner quest for bravery ever since.
Sep 11, 2015 Hayden rated it liked it
Summer Soldiers, by Susan Hart Lindquist is a great book taking place in the time of WWI. After his father goes to fight in the war, Joe and his the rest of his family have to take care of the house and farm. Joe always likes to mess around with his friends and cause trouble. But, when Joe hears the sound of a boat on the shore, he has to wake the town to go see what happened.
May 02, 2013 Ann added it
An interesting story about WWI. It reminded me a little of Foyle's War in that it tells the story of the people who stayed behind when others went to war.
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