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by Akila Couloumbis,Audrey Couloumbis

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ISBN: 0375856293
Author: Akila Couloumbis,Audrey Couloumbis
Language: English
Publisher: Yearling; Reprint edition (March 22, 2011)
Pages: 240
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Kids
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 665
Size Fb2: 1296 kb
Size ePub: 1842 kb
Size Djvu: 1862 kb
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War Games by Audrey and Akila Couloumbis is a nonfictional story that was very anticlimactic. Most of the book was about the family and town waiting for the Germans to arrive

War Games by Audrey and Akila Couloumbis is a nonfictional story that was very anticlimactic. Most of the book was about the family and town waiting for the Germans to arrive. There was too much detail about it and made the book boring. Lambros later escapes to his Uncle Spiro's farm safely. It is an interesting story, based on events that occurred during Audrey Couloumbis' husband's childhood, but the plot is very slow and there is not much action.

AUDREY COULOUMBIS' first book for children, Getting Near to Baby, won the Newbery Honor in 2000. Akila's stories from that time led him to collaborate with Audrey on this book. Akila and Audrey were married for 42 years and have two grown children. Audrey is also the author of several other highly acclaimed books for young readers including The Misadventures of Maude March, which was named a Junior Library Guild Selection, a Booksense 76 Pick, a New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, and a National Parenting Publications Gold Award Winner. AKILA COULOUMBIS was born in New York and spent his childhood in Greece.

I recently finished a book called War Games written by Audrey and Akila Couloumbis. This book is based on a true story of Akila Couloumbis during the time he lived in World War II. In this book, Akila is resembled as a character named Petros. Petros lives in Amphissa, Greece but was born in America making him have dual citizenship. Not only Petros, but his siblings also have dual citizenship.

By Audrey Couloumbis and Akila Couloumbis. Soon what were once just boys’ games become matters of life and death as Petros and Zola each wonder if, like their Resistance fighter cousin, they too can make a difference. Category: Children’s Middle Grade Historical Books Children’s Middle Grade Action & Adventure Books Children’s Picture Books. Based on the true story of Akila Couloumbis’s wartime boyhood, Newbery Honor winner Audrey Couloumbis, writing with her husband Akila, explores what it was like coming of age in Nazi occupied Greece, and tells a story of family, friendship, and unlikely heroes.

Автор: Couloumbis Audrey, Couloumbis Akila Название: War Games: A.

Описание: A Southern charmer for fans of Newbery Honor book Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage. Audrey Couloumbis's masterful debut novel brings to mind Karen Hesse, Katherine Paterson, and Betsy Byars's The Summer of the Swans-it is a story you will never forget. Willa Jo and Little Sister are up on the roof at Aunt Patty's house.

Based on Akila Couloumbis's (husband of co-author Audrey) life, this understated . A fine introduction to an important aspect of World War II and to the spirit of resistance the times required. author's note) (Historical fiction.

Based on Akila Couloumbis's (husband of co-author Audrey) life, this understated novel puts readers right in the middle of a Nazi occupation, with little movie-style high drama but a sure sense of what it was really like-the desire to get on with everyday life, the unease, the secrets and the quiet acts of defiance in the face of life-threatening circumstances.

Based on the true story of Akila Couloumbis's wartime boyhood, Newbery Honor winner Audrey Couloumbis, writing with her husband Akila, explores what it was like coming of age in Nazi occupied Greece, and tells a story o.

Based on the true story of Akila Couloumbis's wartime boyhood, Newbery Honor winner Audrey Couloumbis, writing with her husband Akila, explores what it was like coming of age in Nazi occupied Greece, and tells a story of family, friendship, and unlikely heroes. Random House Children's Books. товар 1 War Games by Audrey Couloumbis, Akila Couloumbis -War Games by Audrey Couloumbis, Akila Couloumbis. 216,19 RUB. Бесплатная доставка. товар 2 War Games by Akila Couloumbis and Audrey Couloumbis (2011, Paperback) -War Games by Akila Couloumbis and Audrey Couloumbis (2011, Paperback).

War Games - Audrey Couloumbis. Petros and his brother get involved in some dangerous games in an attempt to help the war effort. Based on Akila Coloumbis' life.

1941. Greece. For 12-year-old Petros, World War II feels far away. But when the Germans invade Greece, the war is suddenly impossibly close.  Overnight, neighbors become enemies. People begin to keep secrets (Petros's family most of all). And for the first time, Petros has the chance to prove himself to his older brother, Zola. Soon what were once just boys' games become matters of life and death as Petros and Zola each wonder if, like their Resistance fighter cousin, they too can make a difference. Based on the true story of Akila Couloumbis's wartime boyhood, Newbery Honor winner Audrey Couloumbis, writing with her husband Akila, explores what it was like coming of age in Nazi occupied Greece, and tells a story of family, friendship, and unlikely heroes.

Comments:

Thohelm
Enjoyable read about German occupation in Greece. And yet another World War II perspective I had not read before. Such an unimaginable time.
Shliffiana
I bought this book for my grandson. He loved it. He read it and did a book report on it and got an A+. Great Book.
Rebecca
*Nameless*
Interesting story. Very scary how our government handles our money to buy weapons and I am sure everything else they purchase.
Arador
Warning: There are spoilers in this review!

Life for brothers Petros and Zola is fine. They work in their family's garden, shoot birds, and play with their friends. But when the Germans invade the small Greek town where they live, they decide that they must help with the resistance against the Nazis. They get their friend Elia and their cousin Stavros to help, and together the four boys create a plan. Zola uses mulberry juice as ink, and on paper writes encouraging notes about the war. Then Petros, Elia and Stavros walk around the town, pretending to play ball, as they drop these notes in hope that the Greeks will read them and have a more positive outlook on the resistance's efforts.

Their plan works at first, but when a German commander comes to stay in their house, they have to be much more secretive. They also have to hide the fact that their oldest cousin Lambros, who escaped from the Germans and Italians twice, is hiding in their father's well. Lambros later escapes to his Uncle Spiro's farm safely.

It is an interesting story, based on events that occurred during Audrey Couloumbis' husband's childhood, but the plot is very slow and there is not much action. The very little action in the story happens toward the end, when their cousin Stavros is accidently shot in the ear by the commander (he lives and escapes to Uncle Spiro's farm, like Lambros). I recommend it to other readers who like nonfiction, but it wouldn't be my first choice because the story is rather slow.
Cerana
The small, Greek town of Amphissa was fearful. To the kids
in the town, the war was a game. To the adults, it was
inevitable. The adults just didn't know when they would
get there. To Petros and his older brother, Zola, the war
sounded exciting. They heard the stories of their cousin,
Lambros, who climbed the tallest mountain in Greece and
defeated the Germans. The stories always ended the same
way; the Germans are coming to Amphissa. Most people in
the town left out of fear, but Petros and Zola's family
hid all their belongings that may be dangerous. The family
prepared for the worse. Then one day, a jeep arrived at
their house and a German commander starts living with the
family. When anything can endanger their family, Petros
and Zola have to grow up with the enemy in their
home.

War Games by Audrey and Akila Couloumbis is a
nonfictional story that was very anticlimactic. Most of
the book was about the family and town waiting for the
Germans to arrive. There was too much detail about it and
made the book boring. The book started to get interesting
once the German soldiers arrived. The character traits of
the German commander were surprising and significant. The
German commander was not cruel or mean, and the common
stereotypical image people give of Nazis soldiers. The
commander seemed to try to help the family. Considering
this story was based off of a true story, it can change
the stereotypical view and teach someone not to judge.
Besides the German commander, Petros and Zola, the main
characters, showed their distinct personalities well.
Otherwise, I would not recommend this book to others
because of its dullness.

Reviewed by a young adult student reviewer
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Lavivan
I am a 10 year old boy and read this book over summer vacation. I chose this book because it was based on a true story and I like to learn about history. If you don't want to know what happens, please be aware there will be spoilers in my review.
The story took place over a few stressful months in the small town of Amphilla, Greece in 1941 and mainly in the home of Petros , a 12 year old boy, and his family. Everyone was afraid of the approaching German army. Since Petro's family had ties with the United States and spoke English, they were especially afraid. They did not want the Germans to think they were spies so they buried anything with English lettering. Zola, Petros's brother, is sixteen years and can't do much outside because the Germans will think he's a soldier. Petros has a cousin named Lambros who is fighting as a Greek soldier. Lambros gets wounded, barely escapes, and comes to hide in their well in the back yard. When the Germans invade their town, a German commander moves in with Petros and his family. The Germany army takes all their good furniture and makes their family give food to the German army. Zola writes letters and passes them out to all the people in the city to give hope and tell them information. Petros sneaks food by the commander out to Lambros. Petros also witnesses a friend of his, Stavros, getting shot by a German soldier and he barely survives. After Stavros fully recovered, he climbed a mountain and flew the Greek flag to give the people hope.
Even though the kids were too young to fight, they showed bravery in many different ways. I thought this book was great. I wish it would have finished after the war was over. This book made me feel as if I was part of Petro's family during World War II.

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