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About the Author

Harry Mazer was born on May 31, 1925 in New York City. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Force and received a Purple Heart and an Air Medal with four bronze oak leaf clusters. He received a B.A. from Union College in 1948 and a M.A. in education from Syracuse University in 1960. show more Before becoming a full-time writer, he was as a welder in a factory, a railroad brakeman and switchtender for New York Central, and an English teacher. He has written more than 20 books for young readers including Please, Somebody Tell Me Who I Am; My Brother Abe; The Last Mission; The Boy at War trilogy; The Wild Kid; The Dog in the Freezer; The Island Keeper; and Snow Bound. He along with his wife, Norma Fox Mazer, received an ALAN award in 2003 for outstanding contribution to adolescent literature. He died on April 7, 2016 at the age of 90. (Bowker Author Biography) show less


Works by Harry Mazer

A Boy No More (2004) 731 copies
The Last Mission (1979) 239 copies
Snow Bound (1974) 227 copies
The Wild Kid (1998) 92 copies
The Island Keeper (1981) 84 copies
Dog in the Freezer (1997) 72 copies
When the Phone Rang (1985) 64 copies
City Light (1988) 40 copies
Twelve Shots (1997) — Editor; Contributor — 39 copies
I Love You, Stupid (1981) 38 copies
Bright Days, Stupid Nights (1992) — Author — 35 copies

Associated Works

Night Terrors: Stories of Shadow and Substance (1996) — Contributor — 103 copies
Ultimate Sports (1995) — Contributor — 66 copies


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Gripping tale of war time air missions in WW II told through the eyes of a airman who was too young to be there but was there none the less.
subguy | 5 other reviews | Jan 28, 2024 |
A fictional look at Sally Lincoln, Abe's older sister. She's 12 years old for most of the book, and tells the story of her family's trek from Kentucky to the Indiana wilderness. This is mostly about her and Abe dealing with their hard father, the death of their mother, and their father's remarriage. There are plenty of details about pioneer life. Sally's voice is distinct, but not quite interesting enough to make me love this book.
LibrarianDest | 2 other reviews | Jan 3, 2024 |
One of my favorite genres, WWII. This book tells the story of a very young teenage Jewish boy with his sights set to see Hitler and the Nazi's annihilated from the earth and the extremes he went through to get into the fight! Well written and very good descriptions of the action and what the men were faced with day in and day out.
subguy | 5 other reviews | Aug 24, 2022 |



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