For The Duration: The War Years by Tomie DepaolaFor The Duration: The War Years by Tomie Depaola

For The Duration: The War Years

byTomie DepaolaIllustratorTomie Depaola

Hardcover | July 30, 2009

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Tomie keeps hearing the phrase, ?For the duration.? Gas is being rationed ?for the duration.? The Fourth of July fireworks will be the last show ?for the duration.? So many things will be different as long as the war goes on, but much of Tomie?s life goes on as usual. He?s excited about starring in a dance recital, taking the bus around town all by himself, and having his first Communion. But Tomie is also still getting over his cousin?s death in the war, and he has to say good-bye to his uncle as he ships off to basic training. And then he has a run-in with some bullies and his brother doesn?t even help him out. Luckily, Tomie knows there are a lot of people he can count on for the duration.
Tomie dePaola was born in Meriden, Connecticut, in 1934 to a family of Irish and Italian background. By the time he could hold a pencil, he knew what his life's work would be. His determination to create books for children led to a BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and an MFA from the California College of Arts & Crafts i...
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Title:For The Duration: The War YearsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:80 pages, 8.7 × 6.2 × 0.63 inPublished:July 30, 2009Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0399252096

ISBN - 13:9780399252099

Appropriate for ages: 7 - 9

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