Don't You Know There's a War On? by James Stevenson

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As he did in his classic autobiographies When I Was Nine, Higher on the Door, and July, Stevenson continues to answer the perpetual question, "What was it like when you were young?" This fourth book is set during WWII, when the young Stevenson was ten. There were spies everywhere--and victory gardens, ration books, and air raid drills. Full-color illustrations.
 

About James Stevenson

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James Stevenson is the creator of many acclaimed books for children and is a cartoonist for "The New Yorker," He lives in Cos Cob, Connecticut.
 
Published October 1, 1992 by Greenwillow. 1 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Biographies & Memoirs, War, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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free-floating, hand- lettered dialogue, also telling (the title is a weary reply to ``Oh, not Spam again,'' as well as to ``Can Charley and I have a ride to the movies?'');

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In a series of vignettes, a snaggletoothed creature cautions readers that they must go back to the beginning of the book if they do anything they are told not to do (such as laugh or smile), proving that some rules are meant to be broken.

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Don't do anything you are told not to do."" Noting that he, personally, never laughs or smiles, the stern taskmaster cautions readers that they must go back to the beginning of the book if they fail to follow his directions.

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This nostalgic tale by the talented New Yorker artist is more bittersweet than his previous reminiscences ( When I Was Nine ;

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