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Paperback After the Dancing Days Book

ISBN: 0064402487

ISBN13: 9780673801500

After the Dancing Days

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Is War A Thing To Be Forgotten? That's what Annie's mother would like to do. She wants to forget the pain and heartache--and to keep it away from Annie, too. But Annie cannot forget the death of her... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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I admired this book. Annie lives with her mother and father. WW1 has just ended, and Annie's father is a doctor at a hospital for wounded soldiers. During the most wonderful summer of her life, Annie meets Andrew, a war veteran. He was one of her father's patients; one of the wounded soldiers. At first, Andrew is sharp and mean, but slowly the two grow into dear friends. Andrew even helps Annie find out more of the mysterious death of her uncle. I loved this book so much, that I would rather give it 10 stars!

After the Dancing Days By Margaret I. Rostkowski

After the Dancing Days is a heartwarming story that accurately depicts historical events. The author gives readers an accurate picture of what the war was like, how the soldiers felt, and what life was like after the war. In addition, all of the characters behaved true to the time period. The history of World War I and the years following the war is revealed through the eyes of young Annie, the main character. Annie is a very dynamic character who changes throughout the story. At the beginning of the book, she is portrayed as a typical young girl, enjoying child-like activities. Throughout the book, Annie matures and enjoys the company of a twenty year old soldier over the company of children her own age. This story was told in the first person enabling the reader to know how Annie felt and how she changed. After the Dancing Days is a great story for middle school or high school students learning about World War I.


I absolutly loved this book. At first I didn't think I would like it but I was wrong. This book was easy to understand and write an oral report over. I disagree with anyone who says its too hard. I am only 16 and understood and went through exactly what Annie was feeling. I recommend this book to anyone who wants a better understanding of what war was like, in a teen's view.

One of the Best Books I Ever Read!!!!!

This touching story of a 13 year old girl named Annie and abadly deformed man named Andrew is one you will never forget! The auther tells an amazing story of their friendship. It is a beautiful tale!I would recamend that anyone who loves a great book that you just cant put down read this book!

This is a story about Annie Metcalf coming of age.

This book was entertaining and insightful. It captured the essence of what it was like for an adolescent after WWI. Annie is coming of age during a time when the world had suffered a loss of innocence. This book would work well in an intergrated study of literature and history. Connections could be made to other reading material of that era. Although this book is earmarked for a Young Adult audience it has an ageless quality about it that would allow even adult readers to enjoy. I would reccomend this book to everyone who enjoys reading well written fiction.
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