John Bloom and the Victory Garden had a wonderful sense of time and place. Each of the boy's point of view brought a different feeling of young boys at the time from hijinks to fear and wanting to help. The best aspect of this book was the descriptions of the homes, school, neighborhood, toys and especially food that contributed to feeling transported to 1941. I was surprised at how well the serious issues of the War were presented in a clear way for middle grade children to understand the impact of the news of the war reaching the USA, rationing food and goods and even internment camps. I was pleased to see that this will be a series and that all of the delicious foods mentioned had recipes included at the end.
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