|About the Book|
John Bloom and the Victory Garden is the rollicking tale of 3 boys at the dawn of Americas involvement in WWII. John Bloom, and his best friends Joe and Chewie live, play, and get into adventures in 1940s era Appleside, NJ. Because children areMoreJohn Bloom and the Victory Garden is the rollicking tale of 3 boys at the dawn of Americas involvement in WWII. John Bloom, and his best friends Joe and Chewie live, play, and get into adventures in 1940s era Appleside, NJ. Because children are generally joyful and tend to put more importance on the goings-on of their own worlds than those of grown-ups, the events of the war are woven into the boys daily lives. Along the way, a bitter and cynical old man is drawn into their hijinks, and contributes his own joy to the lives of these 3.Chapter One invites the reader to join John and his friends in Appleside, NJ on the afternoon of December 6th, 1941. Through newspaper headlines and radio bulletins, the boys learn about the incredible events of the war- beginning with the attack on Hawaii by the Empire of Japan. As the story moves along, John and his friends learn that everyone- not just soldiers- can make a difference. They learn that commitment leads to ultimate success and that taking a seemingly insurmountable task one step at a time will make that task simple. John, Joe and Chewie learn about where their food comes from, and how important good food is to the Allies overseas.John Bloom and the Victory Garden is not just a story of Homefront USA during WWII. Its about faith, endurance and sturdy values that transcend time and cultural differences. Its about accepting tough times, struggle and adversity and overcoming them anyway. Its about seeing the humor in life, and helping others to see the humor too.But mostly, they just have a gut-busting great time!