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When the Whistle Blows

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 12 Ratings and 12 Reviews

Book Description
Jimmy lives in Rowlesburg, West Virginia, during the 1940s. He does all the things boys do in the small mountain town: plays a mean game of football, pulls the unforgettable Halloween prank with his friends in ?the Platoon,? and promises to head off into the woods on the first day of hunting season? no matter what. He also knows his father belongs to a secret society, and is determined to uncover ... More
Book Information
PublisherPhilomel Books
BindingHardcover (12 editions)
Reading LevelAges 9-12
# of Pages160
Publication Date06/11/2009
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About Fran Slayton (Author) : My name is Fran Cannon Slayton and my debut middle grade novel, WHEN THE WHISTLE BLOWS, came out June 11, 2009! My editor is Patricia Lee Gauch, Editor-at-Large at Philomel Books, a division of Pengu... more
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8/27/2009 Book Dads said:
Jimmy Cannon lives in the little railroad town of Rowlesburg, West Virginia, and is a boy of his place and time. His world is Rail’s general store, and raising mischief with his pals, and going hunting, and playing on the high school football team. He grows up surrounded by the men of the town, ... more

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