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In 1940s New Orleans, Fish Elliot is a polio-survivor with a knack for inventing and building things, and his African American neighbor Olympia is a girl with a talent for messing things up, but they are united in an effort to save a starving stray dog they call Liberty--and when Liberty is caged by a nasty farmer, they find an unlikely ally in a German prisoner of war, Erich, who is not much older than the two children.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780545840712
Branch Call Number: LARSON K
Characteristics: 221 pages ; 22 cm


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Dec 26, 2016

Solid historical read in the 40s thats about a boy and his dog he names Liberty. Its around world war 2 and he has polio in one leg. He has a spunky neighbor thats black. He's paranoid that she'll make fun of him but as time goes by, he gets comfortable with her. There's mention of the segregation and prejudices of the time. Its not the main focus of the book, just something they have to deal with. Really dealing with the uncertainty of living during a war. Alternates with an interesting story of a German young man captured by the Americans. Then intertwines it expertly at the end. I liked this alot more than I thought I would. It's written simply yet extra details that arent well known. I think it would bridge 3-5 grades because of the way written and subject matter.


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Jul 05, 2017

indigo_dog_661 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 15


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