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My Wartime Summers

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  20 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Over four memorable summmers, Ellen and her friends follow the war taking place far away but that still touches their lives.
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Published March 17th 1997 by Farrar Straus Giroux (first published 1994)
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Emma Heinold
Feb 19, 2016 Emma Heinold rated it really liked it
My Wartime Summers is by: Jane Cutler and in the time period of World War II(1941). The main character is Ellen, Three personality traits would be determined(pg.55) because when Ellen wanted to be on the little league baseball team she realized only boys could join so she cut her hair to look like a boy. Another trait is friendly(pg.95) because even though the new girl in Ellen's neighborhood didn't like Ellen as much as Lisa Lotte Ellen was still friendly with them and eventually became better ...more
Miss Amanda
gr 5-8 153 pgs


1942-1945, ?. Follows 11 year old Ellen as she grows from a child with a very vivid imagination into a teenager. The story also shows how the war impacted her family when her Uncle Bob returns from the war changed by his experiences.
Michelle
Jun 23, 2009 Michelle rated it liked it
This book may have been a little TOO young for me. I know, shocker! It's geared to probably 4th or 5th graders. But if I was in fifth grade again, I would have liked this book. I actually learned a little bit more about World War 2, so that was good.
Michelle
Oct 17, 2008 Michelle rated it it was ok
this is a "young adult" book. not too exciting and not worth reading.
MichelleMarie
Jul 31, 2007 MichelleMarie rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: young readers
one of my first books I was so proud of myself for reading it then!
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