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Hero Over Here: A Story of World War I

3.37  ·  Rating Details ·  92 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
A young boy must look after his sick mother and sister while his father and brother fight in World War I.
Paperback, 64 pages
Published July 1st 1992 by Puffin Books (first published 1990)
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Terri Lynn
Mar 27, 2012 Terri Lynn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction, history, children
I really like this book. I used it in homeschooling my daughter and other kids in my homeschool classes when studying World War 1 and recently reread it just for fun.

This is an excellent book for boys as well as girls because the lead character is a 10 year old boy named Theodore and is a typical boy in 1918 who feels a little jealous of his dad and older brother who have gone off to be heroes "over there" in Europe in the war while he is stuck behind with his mother and bossy older sister.

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Lisa
Feb 14, 2017 Lisa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Lisa by: Sonlight Homeschool Curriculum
Young Theodore learns to take care of his mother and sister during the deadly flu epidemic of 1918 while his brother and father are off fighting in the war in Europe.
Donovan
Jan 14, 2014 Donovan rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014
Hero over Here by Kathleen V. Kudlinski is about a kid named Theodore. His father was in the hospital after fighting in World War I. His brother was going to fight in the war as well so Theodore became the man of the house. Meanwhile there was a flu epidemic and his mother and sister became ill with the flu. But Theodore didn’t really care. He wanted to go to Montana – a long time dream of his. But after meeting a man needing medical attention, he realized he needed to help him and others. So he ...more
Shannon Duncan
Even small books can hold great stories. Hero Over Here was written by Kathleen V. Kudlinski and was first published by Viking Penguin in 1990. In 1992, it was republished by Puffin Books and was illustrated by Bert Dodson. Although the characters and story are fictitious, the events are based on the memories of the author's two grandmothers.

Theodore's father and brother are both fighting in World War I, getting a chance to be heroes. Theodore longs to be with them, but when the 1918 influenza
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Kimberly
Jan 23, 2016 Kimberly rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016
Great little book about the flu epidemic of 1918 and how one boy was a hero at home by taking care of his mom and sister.

It is so sad that 22 million people died of the flu that year, more than died in WWI.
Melody
Mar 17, 2016 Melody rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016
Nice gentle look at the Spanish Influenza and home life during WWI, but too short to be really engaging.
Sharon
Nov 21, 2015 Sharon rated it liked it
A nice story of a boy who has to grow up very quickly during the 1918 Flu Pandemic. I read it aloud for history.
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