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World War II Book 1: The Right Fight
     

World War II Book 1: The Right Fight

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by Chris Lynch
 

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The author of the acclaimed Vietnam series sets his sights on World War II. There are few things Roman loves as much as baseball, but his country is at the top of the list. So when it looks like the United States will be swept up into World War II, he turns his back on baseball and joins the US Army. Roman doesn't mind. As it turns out, he is far more talented with

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The author of the acclaimed Vietnam series sets his sights on World War II. There are few things Roman loves as much as baseball, but his country is at the top of the list. So when it looks like the United States will be swept up into World War II, he turns his back on baseball and joins the US Army. Roman doesn't mind. As it turns out, he is far more talented with a tank than he ever was with a baseball. And he is eager to drive his tank right into the field of battle, where the Army is up against the fearsome Nazis of the Afrika Korps. The North African terrain is like nothing Roman has ever known, and desert warfare proves brutal. As Roman drives his team deeper into disputed territory, one thing becomes very clear: Life in wartime is a whole new ball game.

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School Library Journal
02/01/2014
Gr 8 Up—Lynch ("Vietnam" series, Scholastic) begins a new war series, this time set during World War II. Professional baseball player Roman Bucyk realizes that U.S. involvement in the current European war is imminent and decides to enlist. Roman is sent to the African front, first to Algeria and then to Tunisia, where his mediocre baseball talent takes a backseat to his earnest enthusiasm for fighting against the Nazi regime. An often overlooked portion of the war effort, the Allied battle with the German Afrika Korps is well delivered through a first-person narrative and a series of letters to Hannah, his fiancé. The letters also illustrate how the women at home, like Hannah, did their duty by serving in the Women's Army Corps and other military organizations. Roman's youthful optimism, bravado, and fear allow readers to experience a firsthand look into a soldier's life, from long days waiting for orders to the perilous battle arena. Perhaps most affecting is the portrayal of friendships with Roman's military unit, which help highlight the lifelong bonds fellow soldiers formed during and after this war.—Rita Soltan, Youth Services Consultant, West Bloomfield, MI
From the Publisher

Praise for Chris Lynch's VIETNAM:

"The best Vietnam War novels yet for this age range."--KIRKUS REVIEWS

"Lynch brilliantly captures the war in small details."--BOOKLIST

"So vivid, the reader will feel the stickiness of the heat and . . . hear the buzzing of mosquitoes."--VOICE OF YOUTH ADVOCATES

"A fine balance of thoughtfulness and gritty action."--BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS

"Lynch delivers an action-packed examination of the bonds and trials of friendship."--SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

"It makes you wonder how you would have acted in those situations. . . . Recommended."--LIBRARY MEDIA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545522960
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
01/07/2014
Series:
Chris Lynch's World War II Series , #1
Sold by:
Scholastic, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
328,030
File size:
8 MB
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

Meet the Author


Chris Lynch is the author of numerous acclaimed books for middle-grade and teen readers, including the Cyberia series and the National Book Award finalist INEXCUSABLE. He teaches in the Lesley University creative writing MFA program, and divides his time between Massachusetts and Scotland.

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The Right Fight (World War II Series #1) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book and great details
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Had me hooked into it by the first chapter Great story line over all
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! Last chapter is a little sad tho.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is vvery entertaining. It keeps you interested throughout the entire book. I highley recommend. It is also very educational about WWII.
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