Lunch-Box Dream (2020)

Lunch Box Dream Bobby and his family are visiting Civil War battlefields on the eve of the war s centenary while inside their car quiet battles rage When an accident cuts their trip short they return home on a bus
  • Title: Lunch-Box Dream
  • Author: Tony Abbott
  • ISBN: 9780374346737
  • Page: 283
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Bobby and his family are visiting Civil War battlefields on the eve of the war s centenary, while inside their car, quiet battles rage When an accident cuts their trip short, they return home on a bus and witness an incident that threatens to deny a black family seats What they don t know is the reason for the family s desperation to be on that bus a few towns away, theBobby and his family are visiting Civil War battlefields on the eve of the war s centenary, while inside their car, quiet battles rage When an accident cuts their trip short, they return home on a bus and witness an incident that threatens to deny a black family seats What they don t know is the reason for the family s desperation to be on that bus a few towns away, their child is missing.Lunch Box Dream presents Jim Crow, racism, and segregation from multiple perspectives In this story of witnessing without understanding, a na vely prejudiced boy, in brief flashes of insight, starts to identify and question his assumptions about race.
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    1. I don t know what this book is supposed to be, or when I ve read a children s book that seems so wildly unappealing to children Almost all the characters are thoroughly unpleasant, the protagonist is weirdly obsessed with black people in a way that seems unrealistic his very first reaction to the idea of a bus trip is ugh because they ll have to ride with black pardon, chocolate people , false drama is created, and there s a vaguely creepy ultimate scene where the child protagonist deigns to tou [...]

    2. This book is a good choice for people who like history and realism, as it treats the racism of the 50 s in a real way, giving those who like history a great option to read.Bobby and his family are heading for a family trip in which the arrival does not matter much since Bobby only wants to go to the Battlefields that are on the way, Jacob is spending the summer with his uncle and his aunt.In this book you can find many pros as the fact that they treat racism in a real way, since you can see how [...]

    3. I m trying to figure out why this book gets such bad reviews I actually really enjoyed it.I liked the dichotomy of the families White, middle class, miserable, and unloving, vs black, poor, and close knit family.To see the Jim Crow laws of the 1950 s through the eyes of a child is rather unlike anything you ll ever understand or know.

    4. Bobby and his family take a trip south to see the Civil War battlefields Jacob is spending the summer with his aunt and uncle This book is told from various narrators perspectives and it makes for a very disjointed telling It is supposed to highlight Jim Crow laws in the South during the 1950s and it does a bit, but it isn t a very effective story Bobby is obsessed with death and chocolate people His mom actually wrecks her car to get away from a couple of African Americans who aren t doing anyt [...]

    5. This didn t work The novel takes place in 1959 and was written to demonstrate Jim Crow laws in the South Mr Abbott splits his tale into several narrators members of a white family and a black family and how their lives intertwine I found it all quite messy to follow Each family and their story is compelling and would most likely make a good novel on their own but putting them together gave me a migrane I m afraid there are so many distractions with the various plots, that young readers will just [...]

    6. I was expecting much from this book, and it disappointed terribly I thought there d be learning by the young boys from Ohio I thought there d be interaction between the two groups of people The interaction consisted of alternating chapters I guess I either didn t get what the author was trying to do, or I couldn t get past what I expected of the book.

    7. About ten characters in two different families are telling their stories during a summer in 1959 The stories briefly, nearly touch for about two pages I do not know why this book was written or who would like it 1.5 stars I don t want to just give it one, I reserve that for books that I actively dislike.

    8. Lunch Box Dreams presents Jim Crow, racism, and segregation from multiple perspectives The year is 1959, and two interwoven narratives tell a coming of age story The main characters are two grade school age white boys from Ohio on a road trip with their mother and grandmother, visiting Civil War battlefields on the eve of the war s centenary Ricky is sensitive, thoughtful and deeply curious His brother Bobby, the self proclaimed bad one, is naively prejudiced and quite unlikeable at least until [...]

    9. While the mix of stories did not work all that well, I still gave the book five stars for the depth of the plot This was 1960, and many white families truly did not understand anyone outside their race They didn t mean anything by it they weren t made to understand, they weren t exposed to anyone outside their race, and they weren t corrected much when they called anyone with darker skin chocolates I have a problem with reviewers who pan a book and then say it was set in 1952 Get your facts stra [...]

    10. Lunch Box Dream is such a touching book It is about 2 stories of 2 diffenrent races, one white and one black In the white family we have a Grandma, Mom, Brother named Ricky and another brother named Bobby It takes place in Cleveland, Ohio Bobby has had a hard time trying to live on though life without his Grandpa, he is scard for life of his 1st death from his Grandpa So almost in each chapter he is haunted by death and he has to go though some really bad times.In the black family there is a mom [...]

    11. I had high hopes for this book A family from Cleveland, OH taking a road trip South, visiting Civil War Battlefields along the way An extended family in the South, dealing with the vile Jim Crow laws and suffering various indignities that existed during 1959 What is bothering me is a seemingly lack of character development and I think I needed back story Most of the characters, in their description and actions, are unlikeable Bobby shows a bit of humanity in the end, but I certainly expected s [...]

    12. This book is a worthy, affecting story placed during the Civil Rights era It is challenging to follow as the chapters keep switching among persons points of view to tell parallel but separate stories The narratives only intersect at the very end A couple of taunting boy talk brother dialogs would cause me to recommend this book to age 11 12 who are willing to read the notes at the end before the story, and then work to put together the threads of families based on the list in the front of the bo [...]

    13. This book takes place in the Civil Rights era It starts with a boy named Bobby and has other characters tell stories from their perspective shortly after This book was kind of confusing to me and I honestly would not recommend it I wish it had focused on Bobby s character development instead of focusing on the secondary characters.

    14. I usually like multi voice stories, but this one was really confusing to me I felt that the book didn t reach it s potential I was really disappointed.

    15. It was a easy read but I honestly don t really get the story of the book There was no point to it The white family didn t have anything to do with the story at all

    16. Summary A middle grade novel following the POV s of a white family and a black family in the age of segregation and Jim Crow laws.Page Length 192 pagesPublished 2011Pros quick read one of the things I love about middle grade contains scenes that are really heartfelt and capture the reality of segregation during the 1950s and 1960s Bobby s POV was the only tolerable perspective, and sometimes I even found his character to be rather dullCons the characters ne of them are all that memorable and onl [...]

    17. There s no arguing that Tony Abbott has beautiful writing He can take a moment and stretch it into a melodramatic and moving sequence of images His love of trains is obvious from The Haunting of Derek Stone series to his latest novel, Lunch Box Dream There they are The tracks I see them Drive across And she drove the car forward on the flat road, nearly stopping where the dark rails sliced it, then rolled over them without power, until horns started honking behind them and they had to speed up a [...]

    18. Lunch Box Dream by Tony Abbott is an historical fiction novel set in 1959 following two families and segregation, Jim Crow, and racism from multiple perspectives.Naive Bobby and his family from Ohio are visiting Civil War battlefields and taking their mother to Florida, while quiet battles rage inside their car After an accident cuts their trip short, they go to return home by bus and witness an incident that threatens to deny a black family seats on the bus They don t realize that the family is [...]

    19. I was fortunate to have received this book as a First Reads If you are a fan of historical fiction and enjoy reading young adult books then this is a good choice There do not seem to be many books in this genre for this age so I appreciate Mr Abbott s writings.I had my 13 year old read it before me and he enjoyed the story because he loves social studies but was a little confused about the characters I was too, but luckily Mr Abbott included a list of characters and their relationships at the be [...]

    20. Bobby, his mother, and his older brother are taking Grandmother and her car to Florida Starting in Ohio, they visit various Civil War sites because of Ricky s obsession with that historical period Bobby feels detached from his brother s enthusiasm, but thoughts of President Lincoln s assassination, Grandfather s fatal heart attack several months before, and the grizzly deaths of so many Civil War soldiers begin merging in Bobby s mind For the first time in his life, he begins to see a world outs [...]

    21. Inspired by his own childhood trip touring the Civil War battlefields in June 1959, Abbott Firegirl, Little Brown, 2006 and the Secrets of Droon series, crafts a spare, yet complex tale of the segregated South in the late 1950s Bobby and his family are traveling from Ohio to Florida, visiting Civil War battlefields as they take his grandmother back to St Petersburg Above all, Bobby is an observer, a child who watches everyone around him, thinking and wondering, but only occasionally stepping int [...]

    22. Tony Abbott manages to weave several plot lines and two historical tales in this wonderful novel It is 1959 and a white family from Ohio sets off on a trip to Florida One of the two brothers is a Civil War enthusiast so the family plans visits to battlefields on the way The black family s trip involves the young son going to Ohio from Atlanta to visit relatives in the country How the journeys become interwoven is the result of the segregated Jim Crow policies, as well as several misunderstanding [...]

    23. Ages 10 14 It s 1959, and at first Bobby is excited to go with his mother and brother Ricky to return their grandmother to Florida from Ohio, even if it means visiting all the Civil War battlefields between here and there because Ricky is obsessed with them Then Bobby realizes that the car he s riding is the same car that killed his grandfather, then they cross the railroad tracks where Lincoln s funeral procession passed over, and the thoughts of all the dead bodies crowding the battlefields ov [...]

    24. This book was dense enough and with enough other things going on that I had actually forgotten that I had read it until I got to the very end and still didn t remember what the outcome was going to be.Bobby and his brother, mother, and grandmother are driving his late grandfather s car to Florida with the promise of an airplane ride home Ricky, brother, is thrilled to be driving through the south, as an avid Civil War buff.The book realistic of uncomfortable feelings than I would have expected, [...]

    25. The best description is that I was looking in on someone else s dream, and that someone else was a child All the parts that would have provided me with context were viewed from a different perspective so they looked different, unfamiliar Kids see the world from the back seat of cars and I ve not sat in the back seat in years Details that raised questions for me seemed relatively unimportant to the characters so I was left wondering what would happen, but not about anything being told More readab [...]

    26. This is possibly the most disappointing book I have ever read Maybe it s because I was told to read it, or because I had something better to read but I had to force myself to devote my time to this, but I mainly disliked it because there was NO PLOT Like, at all The plot they describe in the back of the book happens literally in the last 40 pages Plus, all the characters were SO IRRELEVANT Half of the time, they were talking about unnecessary things, like Bobby describing his brother s coke bott [...]

    27. The author, Tony Abbot, does a nice job of telling the story of the late 1950 s from the point of view of two families travelling through the South One white family witnesses the Jim Crow laws and another, a black family lives under their harshness.Jacob, age , and his uncle travel from Atlanta to Dalton GA to visit family Jacob goes missing and his scared family fears he s become a black victim of violence.Bobby family is driving his grandmother back to Florida and stopping along the way to vis [...]

    28. Lunch Box Dream is an historical fiction book that is intended for children between the ages of ten and fourteen years old The book is about a boy names Bobby and his family experiencing some uncomfortable situations on their trip to take their Grandmother back to Florida, but they also stop along the way to visit Civil War battlefields Tony Abott does a good job bringing conflicts of the 1950 s to life and describing how people feel in these situations The plot of the story takes a little while [...]

    29. This is a great historical fiction read for the middle school level The story presents racism and segregation in a way that helps students the events and struggles that people faced This story is about different families that set out on trips One boy notices a family be denied seats on a bus, and his world is filled with confusion He finds out that the family needs to find their missing child, and because of their race, they are unable to ride the bus to find her This changes the boy in the fami [...]

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