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Product description

A legendary author. A Blitz novel to rival Goodnight Mister Tom. In war, everything is rationed. Except courage. And true friendship. Shirley Hughes is one of the greatest authors we have. Loads of us grew up with her books. Now she’s back with a war story full of wisdom and power. Liverpool, 1940, is a tough place to grow up. Sweet rations, blackouts, strict curfews. Plus terrifying nightly air-raids. Joan and her best friend Doreen make the best of things – until they find an army deserter. Who is he? Why does he think Joan can help him? As Nazi bombs rain down, the friends learn his dark secret…

Product Details






Walker Books Ltd

Date published

June 4th, 2015

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 5.9; Middle years; 6.0 points



UK edition


Shirley Hughes


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