I am looking for a chapter book, 5-6th grade, about a WWII vet who goes to live in the woods and some kids discover him.
Do you remember how long ago you read it? One possibility might be Stepping on the Cracks, by Mary Downing Hahn (1991, and won the Golden Sower award). If this doesn't fit, can you remember any other details? Names of characters, or location?