War Stories

by Gordon Korman (Author)

War Stories
Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade
A story of telling truth from lies - and finding out what being a hero really means.There are two things Trevor loves more than anything else: playing war-based video games and his great-grandfather Jacob, who is a true-blue, bona fide war hero. At the height of the war, Jacob helped liberate a small French village, and was given a hero's welcome upon his return to America.Now it's decades later, and Jacob wants to retrace the steps he took during the war - from training to invasion to the village he is said to have saved. Trevor thinks this is the coolest idea ever. But as they get to the village, Trevor discovers there's more to the story than what he's heard his whole life, causing him to wonder about his great-grandfather's heroism, the truth about the battle he fought, and importance of genuine valor.
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Kirkus Reviews

Starred Review

This weave of perceptive, well-told tales wears its agenda with unusual grace. 

Review quotes

Praise forRestart:
* A fresh approach to the familiar topic of bullying, kept credible by believable characters and events, with typical Korman humor and just the right touch of mystery. — School Library Journal, starred review

Praise for Slacker:
Upbeat, inspiring, and full of Korman's signature sense of humor. — Publishers Weekly

Korman makes comedy look deceptively easy. — Booklist

Praise forSwindle:

Scary, funny, and hysterical adventures! — Chicago Tribune

Pure fun from top to bottom. — School Library Journal

Praise forThe Hypnotists:

Fast-paced... an entertaining mix of intense action and goofy fun. — Publishers Weekly

Praise for Ungifted:

A gem for readers looking for a book where the underdog comes out on top. — Voice of Youth Advocates

Funny and insightful. — Publishers Weekly

Praise for Schooled:

* This rewarding novel features an engaging main character and some memorable moments of comedy, tenderness, and reflection. — Booklist, starred review
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Scholastic Inc.
Publication date
July 20, 2020
BISAC categories
JUV016080 - Juvenile Fiction | Historical | Military & Wars
JUV013030 - Juvenile Fiction | Family | Multigenerational
JUV005000 - Juvenile Fiction | Boys & Men
JUV016150 - Juvenile Fiction | Historical | United States - 20th Century
Library of Congress categories
World War, 1939-1945
German occupation, 1940-1945
War fiction

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