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Why? / written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Ohio Twp PL - Bell Road Library J DEP (Text) 39206020597645 J Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780142411780 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0142411787 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 85 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Puffin Books, 2008, c2007.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: While WWII rages across the ocean in Europe, young Tomie finds his life changing in many ways. He still helps out in the family grocery store, but he has to wear an extra sweater at school because the school is conserving heat, and blackout curtains cover the windows at home. The war seems more real when Cousin Blackie visits on his way overseas to fly missions as a bomber gunner. Then tragedy bring the war home to the dePaola family and all Tomie can do is ask "why?". Why? offers great comfort to young readers struggling with similar issues about the world today.
Subject: DePaola, Tomie, 1934- > Childhood and youth.
DePaola, Tomie, 1934- > Homes and haunts > Connecticut > Meriden.
DePaola, Tomie, 1934- > Childhood and youth.
DePaola, Tomie, 1934- > Homes and haunts > Connecticut > Meriden.
Illustrators > United States > Biography.
Authors, American > 20th century > Biography.
Authors, American > 20th century > Biography.
Illustrators > United States > Biography.
Meriden (Conn.) > Social life and customs.
Connecticut > Intellectual life > 20th century.
Meriden (Conn.) > Social life and customs.
Connecticut > Intellectual life > 20th century.

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