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Shooting the Moon

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Shooting the Moon
by Frances O'Roark Dowell

When twelve-year-old Jamie Dexter's brother joins the Army and is sent to Vietnam, Jamie is plum thrilled. She can't wait to get letters from the front lines describing the excitement of real-life combat: the sound of helicopters, the smell of gunpowder, the exhilaration of being right in the thick of it. After all, they've both dreamed of following in the footsteps of their father, the Colonel.

But TJ's first letter isn't a letter at all. It's a roll of undeveloped film, the first of many. What Jamie sees when she develops TJ's photographs reveals a whole new side of the war. Slowly the shine begins to fade off of Army life - and the Colonel. How can someone she's worshipped her entire life be just as helpless to save her brother as she is? This story is about the sacrifices we make for what we believe and the people we love.

 Grade Level:   5th grade     6th grade     7th grade     8th grade 

Reading Level:   Guided Reading Level T      DRA Level 50

Book Type:   chapter book

Related Lists:   historical fiction


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This book is used but it is in good condition.  Occasionally there's the previous owner's name or inscription on the inside front cover.  Overall though, we are very proud of the quality of our books!

 

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