Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/24/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 194
ISBN : 9780595474240

About the Book

It's 1944 in New York City. Alan Silverman doesn't want to give up his stickball game for anyone-especially not for crazy-acting Naomi Kirshenbaum. But when he hears about her horrifying experience during the war in France, Alan changes his mind. Slowly, he struggles to befriend her, and one day-miraculously-she begins to trust him. Alan finds she is not only intelligent, but also fun to be with. But the scars of war are still very much with Naomi.

ALA-Best of the Best for Children

New York Times-Best Books for Children

YALSA-Best of the Best List

About the Author

Myron Levoy?s work frequently depicts outsiders?often with humor?searching for identity and connections, with growing insight into their own true selves. Alan and Naomi typifies this. The book, which was made into a movie, has been translated into ten languages and has received the national awards of Holland, Austria and Germany, among other honors.