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Suitable for 8 - 9 years

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September, 1939. As the Second World War begins, ten-year-old Shirley is sent away on a train with her schoolmates. She doesn’t know where she’s going, or what’s going to happen to her when she gets there. All she has been told is that she’s going on ‘a little holiday’. Shirley is billeted in the country, with two boys from East End London, Kevin and Archie – and their experiences living in the strange, half-empty Red House, with the mysterious and reclusive Mrs Waverley, will change their lives for ever. Award-winning, bestselling and beloved author Jacqueline Wilson turns to this period of history for the first time, in this beautiful, moving story of friendship and bravery against the backdrop of the worst conflict the world has ever known.

Product Details

Catalogue number

5176 in Rewards Catalogue 2019/20

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780440871514

Publisher

Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books)

Date published

February 1st, 2018

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  • 464 pages
Condition

New

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Author/Illustrator

Jacqueline Wilson

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Nick Sharratt

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