The H-bomb and the Jesus Rock

The H-bomb and the Jesus Rock

eBook - 2010
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It's Saturday, october 27, 1962, the darkest day of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Two children, Ralph and his little sister Lou, are searching for empty bottles in a vacant lot when they discover a rock whichto them, at leastlooks quite a lot like Jesus. Ralph immediately declares it a Possible Holy Object. And, since his fondest wish is to be a boy-in-a-story, he earnestly places himself and Lounow his sidekickin a tale featuring the sacred rock as the key to nothing less than saving the world from nuclear annihilation. But there's another boy, Tobyolder, shrewder, and quite a bit largerwho has very different plans for the rock, intending to use it as a lucrative sideshow exhibit, complete with fliers: Is it Jesus? Or just a rock? You decide! Hovering over the children and their small-scale war is the general anxiety and dread attending the most perilous moment in our history. As we approach the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, John Manderino's The H-bomb and the Jesus Rock provides a unique, children's-eye view of that near-Armageddon.
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. :, Academy Chicago Publishers,, 2010.
ISBN: 9781306706902
1306706904
9780897336406
0897336402
9780897337809
0897337808
0897336119
9780897336116
Characteristics: 1 online resource (186 pages)

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