First-grader Tomie DePaola experiences uncertainty in the weeks following the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. What are the grown-ups talking quietly about at home and even at school? Why does his class have to go to the spooky furnace room for an air-raid drill? Why does the family hang thick black curtains over the windows?Tomie's mother is there to comfort and explain the confusion, and Tomie feels better. But he's still scared.
©2006 Tomie dePaola; (P)2008 Penguin