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Bestselling author Holly Webb returns with a moving story of love, loss and learning to grow up.

In theseaside townofWhitby, when theUnited Kingdomis on the cusp ofWorld War One, Evie and her family aretouched by tragedywhen Evie’s younger brotherAlexanderdies unexpectedly. As Evie’smother and fatherstruggle in their own ways to come to terms with their loss, Evie’s older brotherDaviddistracts himself with theever-growing threatofwarand Evie and her sister Kitty find ways to keep their spirits up. But when thethreat of warturns intorealityand Davidenlists in the army, Evie’s mother is trulyheartbroken. And as the family does their best to contribute to thewar effort, they also struggle with the sacrifices each of them are forced to make.

  • Based on thereal-life bombingof Whitby in 1914, this beautiful, powerfulandimportantread byHolly Webbisdevastatingbut alsowonderfully uplifting.
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  • Return to the Secret Garden
  • Coming Home
  • My Story: Trenches
  • Poppy Field

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Date published

October 4th, 2018

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AR book level: 5.3; Middle years; 8.0 points

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  • 300 pages


UK edition


Holly Webb


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  1. Precious-Bowler
    on 19 March 2019

    I love history. So at world book day I bought this book. I am only on page 32 and I love it 👍🏻

    5out of 5