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Rip to the Rescue

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Rip to the Rescue by Miriam Halahmy
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Aug 25, 2020 | ISBN 9780823444410

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“Jack’s fictional role as Blitz messenger boy and Rip’s owner creates the framework for a nail-biting adventure, but this is also a tale of friendship and family, in which no one is completely whole. . . . will surely appeal to young readers.”—The New York Times

“Amid the dark, danger, falling bombs, and debris, Halahmy’s characters (human and animal) display courage and true acts of friendship.” —Booklist

“Jack’s transformation—from a boy who was bullied in school for his one deaf ear to a brave one with a ragtag and loyal group of friends—stands out, as does his relationship with the dog, who also hears in only one ear. Based on the adventures of an actual canine, this British import is a taut and affecting historical novel of friendship and courage.” Publishers Weekly

“This fast-paced historic adventure juxtaposes schoolyard scuffles, scrapes, and black eyes against the horrors of the nightly bombings of England. Characters are fully developed yet evolve quickly and realistically, as is often the case for children growing up in a traumatically war-torn country. Several characters, including Rip the dog, are based on actual wartime heroes. This title is a fine addition to the abundant genre of WWII children’s literature.” —School Library Connection

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