Shooting the Moon

Book Verdict

Shooting the Moon

by Frances O'Roark Dowell

First Release:

March 2008

ISBN: 9781416926900

Since Jamie can't fight in Vietnam, she looks forward to hearing about her big brother TJ's heroic adventures in the jungle. Meanwhile, she volunteers at the local Army recreation center and competes against her friend Private Hollister in a hotly contested summer-long series of gin rummy games. Instead of letters, however, TJ sends Jamie nothing but rolls of film, which the soldiers at the Rec Center teach her to develop. And when Jamie sees TJ's pictures, she starts to change her mind about the war. A 2008 Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book.

  • ISBN: 9781416926900
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: -
    Publisher: Atheneum
    Page Count: 176
    Trim Size: 5" x 7 1/2"
    Dewey Classification: F
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 5.3, Points: 4
    Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 5.7, Points: 9
    Lexile: Level: 890L
    Awards & Honors: 2008 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, Honor, Fiction & Poetry; NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2009, History/Life and Culture in the Americas
    Genre: Realistic fiction.
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