The War That Saved My Life
ISBN: 0147510481
EAN13: 9780147510488
Language: English
Pages: 352
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 8.00" L x 5.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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*Newbery Honor book *Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award This #1 New York Times bestseller is an exceptionally moving story of triumph against all odds set during World War II, from the acclaimed author of Fighting Words , and for fans of Fish in a Tree and Sarah, Plain and Tall . Ten-year-old Ada has never left her one-room apartment. Her mother is too humiliated by Ada's twisted foot to let her outside. So when her little brother Jamie is shipped out of London to escape the war, Ada doesn't waste a minute--she sneaks out to join him. So begins a new adventure for Ada, and for Susan Smith, the woman who is forced to take the two kids in. As Ada teaches herself to ride a pony, learns to read, and watches for German spies, she begins to trust Susan--and Susan begins to love Ada and Jamie. But in the end, will their bond be enough to hold them together through wartime? Or will Ada and her brother fall back into the cruel hands of their mother? Achingly lovely...Nuanced and emotionally acute. -- The Wall Street Journal Unforgettable...unflinching. --Common Sense Media ★ Brisk and honest...Cause for celebration. -- Kirkus , starred review ★ Poignant. -- Publishers Weekly , starred review ★ Powerful. -- The Horn Book , starred review Affecting. -- Booklist Emotionally satisfying... A] page-turner. -- BCCB Exquisitely written...Heart-lifting. -- SLJ Astounding...This book is remarkable. --Karen Cushman, author The Midwife's Apprentice Beautifully told. --Patricia MacLachlan, author of Sarah, Plain and Tall I read this novel in two big gulps. --Gary D. Schmidt, author of Okay for Now I love Ada's bold heart...Her story's riveting. --Sheila Turnage, author of Three Times Lucky

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