The Art of Keeping Cool

By Janet Taylor Lisle Presented By Isaac Hamel

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Main Characters

Elliot, Aunt Nan, Grandpa, Grandma,Mom, Robert, Uncle Jake


Robert and his family live on a farm but his dad is gone fighting in the war against Germany. They cannot support the farm anymore because there is not a lot of men to hire because a lot of them are at war with Germany. So Robert and his family move to another town near relatives. Robert meets Elliot but when they meet Elliot is really weird and acts funny. They start to become really close. The family starts to hear in the news about US and Germany. And there is some terrible news that the family gets later in the book.


Man Vs Self because Elliot is really trying to find out who he is as a person.

Man Vs Self because everybody is wondering if Roberts dad is ok.