Where Heroes Hide by Helen Recorvits

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A touching story about heroism

Ten-year-old Junior wasn’t even born when his father came home from World War II, but he knows his dad was a war hero. He’d been a pilot, and Junior would like to know more about his wartime experiences, but his dad doesn’t want to talk about the war and gets mad whenever the subject comes up. Plenty of other things make him angry, too, especially Junior’s best friend, Lenny, a polio survivor. Even though Lenny is no longer contagious, Junior’s father doesn’t want his son taking any chances. Junior knows better and he’s not going to let his father ruin his summer or his friendship. His dad comes close to doing both until something happens that shows everyone where heroes hide.

 

About Helen Recorvits

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Helen Recorvits is the author of two books for older readers, Where Heroes Hide and Goodbye, Walter Malinski, an NCSS-CBC Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies. She lives in Glocester, Rhode Island. Gabi Swiatkowska has illustrated one other picture book, Hannah’s Bookmobile Christmas by Sally Derby. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
 
Published May 9, 2002 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 156 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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It is difficult to accept that this father is so violently intolerant of polio and is able to undergo so quick a cure for his wartime stress.

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Several explosive episodes keep Junior and his father at loggerheads until a box of memorabilia inspires an overly dramatic reconciliation ("War is terrible, Junior.

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Junior's father, however, believes Junior could die if he hangs around with Lenny, and he tells Junior to stay away from him.

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