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Operation Yes

Sara Lewis Holmes

Paperback

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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (9/1/2009)
Compact Disc (1/20/2011)
MP3 CD (10/4/2016)
Compact Disc (1/20/2011)
MP3 CD (1/20/2011)
MP3 CD (1/20/2011)

Autumn 2009 Kids' Indie Next List

“Bo's life is centered on a North Carolina Air Force Base, but what has always seemed like a cozy world gets shaken up when he starts sixth grade. There's a new teacher who challenges all his ideas, a cousin who has come to join his family while her mom is deployed to Iraq, and even some change stirring in his own family. Lots of humor and can-do attitudes make Bo and his friends worth getting to know.”
— Julie Wilson, The Bookworm, Omaha, NE
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Description

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It's just a rectangle of tape on a plain linoleum floor at the front of a sixth-grade classroom on an Air Force base in North Carolina. But when Ms. Loupe steps into the space, it becomes a putting green. A prison cell. A stage. And she teaches her students how to make that magic -- theatre -- happen as well.

Bo loves the improvisation exercises: They focus his restless energies and distract him from his father's impending deployment overseas. But Gari has more important things to worry about -- like getting her mom home safe from Iraq. When Ms. Loupe's brother goes missing in Afghanistan and Ms. Loupe herself breaks down, Gari, Bo, and the rest of the class have to improvise their way through their own "great battles" . . . and find a way to help their teacher fight hers.

The first middle-grade novel about the home front during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, OPERATION YES is a poignant, funny, and generous book about an amazing teacher and the students she inspires.



Praise For Operation Yes

"[T]he most buoyant example of ensemble work since E. L. Konigsburg’s The View from Saturday (1996) and the best of Gregory Maguire’s Hamlet Chronicles.... Quick, funny, sad, full of heart, and irresistibly absorbing." -- Booklist, starred review

"Miss Loupe is the kind of teacher every kid dreams about, and the 'all for one, one for all' mentality that comes through as the students band together is inspiring." -- Publishers Weekly

"Sixth graders, military brats or not, will identify with this rich cast." -- Horn Book

Arthur A. Levine Books, 9780545107969, 256pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2012



About the Author

Sara Lewis Holmes is the author of LETTERS FROM RAPUNZEL. As the wife of an Air Force pilot, she has lived, written, and raised a family in eleven states and three countries, including Germany and Japan. She currently resides in northern Virginia. Please visit her website at http: //www.saralewisholmes.com.