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Before the war, Davey's dad and older brother Bill used to run and play with the neighborhood kids. But then the war happened, and dad was working all the time and Bill is off flying B-17s. With World War II invading Davey's home-front boyhood, will he be forced to grow up in a hurry? A tender, unforgettable portrait of the World War II home front and a family's love.
Davy Bowman’s dad looks forward to Halloween more than a kid, and Davy’s brother, Bill, flies B-17s. Davy adores these two heroes and tries his best to follow their lead, especially now. World War II has invaded Davy’s homefront boyhood. Bill has joined up, breaking their dad’s heart. It’s an intense, confusing time, and one that will spur Davy to grow up in a hurry. This is one of Richard Peck’s finest novels—a tender, unforgettable portrait of the World War II home front and a family’s enduring love.
"This book is an absolute delight." -School Library Journal, starred review