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The War That Saved My Life

The War That Saved My Life

A young disabled girl and her brother are evacuated from London to the English countryside during World War II, where they find life to be much sweeter away from their abusive mother.

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ISBN 9781925355642
Barcode 9781925355642
Published 16 May 2016 by Text Publishing Co
Format Paperback, UK ed.
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Author(s) By Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker
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ISBN-13 9781925355642
ISBN-10 1925355640
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Text Publishing Co
Imprint The Text Publishing Company
Publication Date 16 May 2016
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback, UK ed.
Edition UK ed.
Author(s) By Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker
Category Award Winning
Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 328
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 27mm
Weight 304g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
Library of Congress World War, 1939-1945 - Fiction - Evacuation of civilians - England
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 655094

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Newbery Honor Book 2016 (United States) -- Winner of Schneider Family Book Award 2016 (United States) -- Short-listed for West Australian Young Readers' Book Award 2017 (Australia)
NZ Review 'Achingly lovely...Nuanced and emotionally acute, this vivid tale from the wartime home front will have readers ages 10-14 wincing at Ada's stumbles and rejoicing to the point of tears in her victories.' Wall Street Journal 'Ada's voice is brisk and honest; her dawning realizations are made all the more poignant for their simplicity... Things come to an explosive head, metaphorically and literally. Ignorance and abuse are brought to light, as are the healing powers of care, respect and love. Set against a backdrop of war and sacrifice, Ada's personal fight for freedom and ultimate triumph are cause for celebration.' Kirkus, starred review 'Proving that her courage and compassion carry far more power than her disability, Ada earns self-respect, emerges a hero, and learns the meaning of home.' Publishers Weekly, starred review
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Kimberly Brubaker Bradley has written several historical novels for children and young adults, including the bestselling Newbery Honor Book The War that Saved My Life. She lives on a farm in Tennessee with her husband and two young children.

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