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Young Adult Fiction Multigenerational

David A. Poulsen's Young Adult Fiction 3-Book Bundle

And Then the Sky Exploded / Numbers / Old Man

by (author) David A. Poulsen

Publisher
Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
Jan 2017
Category
Multigenerational, Prejudice & Racism, Values & Virtues
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459740082
    Publish Date
    Jan 2017
    List Price
    $21.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
  • Reading age: 12 to 15

Description

Prolific young adult author David A. Poulsen "handles heavy material with sophistication" (Publishers Weekly). The teens in these three novels confront a teacher who denies the Holocaust, the devastation of atomic bombs, and emotional fallout from the Vietnam War.

Includes:

And Then the Sky Exploded
Ninth-grader Christian Deaver learns his great-grandfather was part of the team that built the atomic bombs dropped on Japan in World War II. During a school trip to Japan, he meets a Hiroshima survivor and tries to make amends. But what can one teenager do?

Numbers
Just when Andy starts to feel like he finally belongs, can he stand up to the person he trusted the most?

Old Man
Nate takes an unexpected and unwanted trip with his estranged father, only to undergo changes in his perceptions of both himself and his dad, whose participation in the Vietnam War changed him forever.

About the author

David A. Poulsen has been a broadcaster, teacher, professional cowboy, football coach, stage and film actor and—most of all—writer. His writing career began in earnest when his story The Welcomin’ won the 1984 Alberta Culture Short Story Competition. Now the author of 27 books, many for middle readers and young adults, David spends 60 to 80 days a year in classrooms and libraries across Canada (and beyond) as a visiting author/presenter. The UBC Creative Writing alumnus and former Writer in Residence at the Saskatoon Public Library recently made his inaugural foray into the world of adult crime fiction with Serpents Rising, the best-selling first book in the Cullen and Cobb Mystery series. There are now four titles in the series and the fourth—None So Deadly—hit bookstores in the spring of 2019. The Man Called Teacher, coming in 2019, is his first adult western. David lives on a small ranch in Alberta’s foothills where he and his wife Barb raise and train running-bred quarter horses for barrel racing competitions.

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Editorial Reviews

A compelling story with strong characters whom the reader will find believable as well as likeable.

VOYA Magazine

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