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A book that will take children on adventure back in time to West Virginia during the Cold War I didn t know much about duck and cover drills or preparations people made in case of bombings during that time The characters are interesting and fun I specially loved Melvin is an Silvers Edge engaging peek in thearly 1960 s a time when air raid drills Melvin This is an ngaging peek in the arly 1960 s a time when air raid drills part of the daily school routine Teddy s family has moved away from Chicago and back to mom s hometown in "Rural West Virginia To "West Virginia to closer to family after the death of Teddy s dad It s a scary time with the Russian threat of nuclear war constantly on Going Berserk everyone s mind Despite missing his When I was a kid back in the day I remember the blackouts we had sometimes at night The sirens blared House lights went off My sister and I sat at the window looking outside watching for planes that might drop bombs on us The sky was dark but we never saw a plane We didn t understand it completely but I knew it was bad An air force base where they trained pilots was near our town which possibly made our area a target After a while the all clear signal sounded and lights flashed back on in the housesDUCK AND COVER the latest novel for middle grade readers by Author Janet F Smart brought back those memories Twelve year old Teddy s father died six months ago and Teddy and his mom moved back to West Virginia to be with family The author has done a beautiful job showing us Teddy smotions Not only is he mourning the loss of his dad he s worried about rumors that the Russians will attack the United States Teddy and his friends are brave though and they don t just sit back waiting to see what happens They prepare for such an mergencyThe author sprinkles historical facts into the story such as the presidents of those times And perhaps readers will do a bit of research on their own to learn about America s historyThis nov. After his dad dies in an accident at work twelve year old Teddy Haynes and his mom come back to live with family in rural West Virginia They hope to start over but some people say the Russians are going to blow up the United States How can they start. Rills during an uncertain timeThe story is character driven Smart gives her readers deep insight into Teddy s loss fears his active imagination and his coping skills Teddy s a determined protagonist with big dreams of becoming an astronaut one day He tries to ncourage his friends to have dreams because most of them like Bobby know they will head into the coal mines like their ancestors His best friend Melvin has a limp from polio and wears "a smile that stretches clear across his face Melvin is good "smile that stretches clear across his face Melvin is good Teddy because he s optimistic cheery light hearted logical has a flair for using big words and Come Hell or High Water: Feminism and the Legacy of Armed Conflict in Central America enjoys a good prank Skeeter likes to write and organize things So she s handy to have around as they plan their bomb shelterven though Teddy is uncomfortable around a girl he s sweet onThe theme of the war weighs heavily upon their minds But the plot focuses on brave friends who decide to take action It is about their big adventure of building a shelter in a haunted cave They scavenge through junk yards for chairs mattresses and wood They fill it with first aid supplies flashlights canned goods and water There is a lot of suspense for the foursome and some uncovered secrets Timely read with threats around the globe Setting West Virginia 1962A good read about what life was like during the time of the Cold War The 12 year old protagonist Teddy learns to cope with duck and cover drills his fears about the Cuban Missile Crisis and grief about his dad s death with the support of his friendsI would recommend this for middle grade readers and teachersMemorable uotesPg127 "I couldn t sleep All I could think about were my friends Would "couldn t sleep All I could think about were my friends Would still be there when we walked out our cellar doorway in the morning Would the world still be there when we walked out into the daylight the next day Would we be able to leave the cellar or would we be stuck in here for weeks. Convert an old cave in the woods into a bomb shelter Will they be able to work together and pull through the tense filled months during the Cuban Missile Crisis in the fall of 1962 And will Teddy be able to overcome his grief from the loss of his dad. El would make a great addition to school classrooms and libraries as well as to public libraries and your own Recommended for readers young and old When I was a kid back in the day I "remember the blackouts we had sometimes at night The sirens blared House lights went off My sister "the blackouts we had sometimes at night The sirens blared House lights went off My sister I sat at the window looking outside watching for planes that might drop bombs on us The sky was dark but we never saw a plane We didn t understand it completely but I knew it was bad An air force base where they trained pilots was near our town which possibly made our area a target After a while the all clear signal sounded and lights flashed back on in the housesDUCK AND COVER the latest novel for middle grade readers by Author Janet F Smith brought back those memories Twelve year old Teddy s father died six months ago and Teddy and his mom moved back to West Virginia to be with family The author has done a beautiful job showing us Teddy s Autobiography and Other Writings emotions Not only is he mourning the loss of his dad he s worried about rumors that the Russians will attack the United States Teddy and his friends are brave though and they don t just sit back waiting to see what happens They prepare for such anmergencyThe author sprinkles historical facts about the Cold War into the story such as the presidents of those times And perhaps readers will do a bit of research on their own to learn about America s historyThis novel would make a great addition to school classrooms and libraries as well as to public libraries and your own Recommended for readers young and old Janet Smart has written a moving and sensitive novel that will teach generations of readers about the Cuban Missile crisis in 1962 She balances the tension with a good dose of humor to lighten the anxiety the kids feel This nostalgic read will be a stroll down memory lane for many adults as they recall duck and cover school Over if the world comes to an ndHe finds his life filled with talk of bomb shelters a cat and dog that don't get along clinging two year old twin nephews and a pretty girl he's too shy to talk to To help cope with their fears Teddy and his friends.