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No one in her sixth-grade class knows quite what to make of Ms. Loupe, with her short hair, her taped square "stage" on the floor, and the interest in improvisational theatre. After all, their school is on an Air Force base--a place that values discipline more than improv. But her students soon come to love her fresh approach; and when her dear brother goes missing in Afghanistan, and Ms. Loupe herself breaks down, they band together to support their teacher. What starts as a class fundraiser expands into a nationwide effort for all injured troops, and an amazing vision of community and hope.
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[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. . . . Flicking among points of view with increasing speed, Holmes tracks the blossoming of Bo Whaley, an often-in-trouble kinetic learner who takes to improv like a duck to water; his just-arrived cousin Gari (who will without doubt grow up to be a professional campaign manager); and a supporting cast of gently caricatured classmates, parents, and faculty. Though only a small part is actually written as a script, the entire tale is purest stagecraft: quick, funny, sad, full of heart, and irresistibly absorbing." --Booklist, starred review (named as one of 2009's Top Ten Arts Books for Youth)
"Operation Yes is filled with riches: caring, loving parents, a multileveled portrait of what it is like to live in a military family, sympathetic and well-developed characters, sorrows, laughter, growing up, and thousands of LGMs (you'll see). Contemporary realistic juvenile fiction of the highest order." ---Provo Library 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 8/ 17/ 09 "Holmes tells her story---infused with details of military life---with heart and energy, and leaves didacticism at the door. Sixth graders, military brats or not, will identify with this rich cast." ---From the Horn Book review, Nov/Dec 2009 issue
Bo is going to behave for his new teacher.
(His father, an Air Force colonel, says so.)
Gari is going to live peacefully with her cousin.
(Her mother, an Army nurse, says so.)
Miss Loupe is going to teach her class language arts, social studies, math, and science.
(What's supposed to stay secret: the theatre lessons--and her tattoo.)
Bo stages a food fight.
(His father isn't pleased.)
Gari stages a protest.
(The Army isn't pleased.)
And when something happens that none of them could plan for . . .
They lose Miss Loupe too.
And what comes out of that is . . .
It involves misbehaving--and working together. Protests, fighting--and making something amazing.
For everyone's parents. Everyone's families.
It's a plan so big, so daring, so life-changing, that it can only be called
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