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Art of Keeping Cool

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  • Posted March 9, 2014

    My 10-year old son recommended this book to me so I had to read

    My 10-year old son recommended this book to me so I had to read it.  It was fantastic.  Elliot is an amazing child with incredible talent and a spectacular ability to "let the wind blow through."  We can all learn so much from the wonderful characters in this novel.  It can be intense at times, but I liked the way my son contemplated some of the more deep themes of  racism and just being different.  The relationship between Elliot and Robert was so important  too.  I would highly recommend this book to children and adults!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2010

    Can't wait!

    I cannot wait to read this book. I previously read Sirens and Spies by this author Janet Taylor Lisle and I honestly think she is a very intelligent writer. The whole story sounds very entertaining to me!! - Anonymous.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2008

    Interesting story! , A teacher and a bookworm

    In this story, Robert moves to Rhode Island with his mother and sister to live near his grandparents during the war and he meets his cousin Elliot. He has to learn 'the art of keeping cool' as he deals with his father flying dangerous missions, a German artist who befriends his cousin and the secrets the family has been keeping for a long time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2007

    Excellent on two levels

    A great story told very well. In addition to using this book for literature circles, it might be an excellent way to teach students about what life was like during WWII. I really enjoyed this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2004

    This is an excellent book.

    I found the book very interesting. The characters were very different from the ordinary people.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2003

    Awesome book

    The Art of Keeping Cool was exciting because it wasn't your typical book. There was hints of mystery, some friendship, and dark family secrets undiscovered by Robert and his cousin Elliot. They are staying with their grandparents in Rhode Island due to Robert's father's involvement in the war. Robert is there because his family lost their house. The book also had some unlikely people like the german artist in the woods who has secrets of his own. Over all, a very interesting and unique story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2003

    EXCELLENT BOOK

    YOU GUYS HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK!!!! IT IS SOOO AWESOME! I LOVED IT!! :)

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    Posted June 1, 2009

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