A Place To Hang The Moon
  • A Place To Hang The Moon
  • A Place To Hang The Moon
ISBN: 0823447057
EAN13: 9780823447053
Language: English
Release Date: Feb 2, 2021
Pages: 320
Dimensions: 1.3" H x 8.2" L x 5.7" W
Weight: 0.8509843 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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For fans of The War That Saved My Life and other World War I fiction, A Place to Hang the Moon is the tale of three orphaned siblings who are evacuated from London to live in the countryside with the secret hope of finding a permanent family.

It is 1940 and William, 12, Edmund, 11, and Anna, 9, aren't terribly upset by the death of the not-so-grandmotherly grandmother who has taken care of them since their parents died. But the children do need a guardian, and in the dark days of World War I London, those are in short supply, especially if they hope to stay together. Could the mass wartime evacuation of children from London to the countryside be the answer?

It's a preposterous plan, but off they go-- keeping their predicament a secret, and hoping to be placed in a temporary home that ends up lasting forever. Moving from one billet to another, the children suffer the cruel trickery of foster brothers, the cold realities of outdoor toilets and the hollowness of empty stomachs. They find comfort in the village lending library, whose kind librarian, Nora M ller, seems an excellent choice of billet, except that her German husband's whereabouts are currently unknown, and some of the villagers consider her unsuitable.
A Place to Hang the Moon is a story about the dire importance of family: the one you're given, and the one you choose.

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   Such a special book!❤️
This book is highly recommended for both children and adults.
   A Beautiful and Charming Historical Novel!
This book is beautifully written and is so fun, witty, and immensely charming, Melissa. I will now be referring to the living rooms as the snug.
   I couldn’t put it down
The way the characters are written, the story becomes so real, you can't help but believe them. He also writes, "There is a place for hope that transcends time."
   Wonderful book!
I consider it a really good book if I, the adult, am tempted to read it between our read-aloud times. It was a great read, and my children loved it too.
   A great story
What a heartrending story of strength and perseverance told by Matthew McConaughey. It's just that good old fashioned family bonding, Abraham said.
You feel the cold, the warmth, the hunger and the rich fullness of this wonderful story. This is a classic in the making, Baz said. We didn't want it to end, Mr. Rule told the judge.
   A lovely book.
This book is a great read, said Blair. The cast of Friends was charming and would appeal to any preteen or teenager.
   Utterly wonderful
It's a plate of buttered toast and a cup of hot chocolate for the soul. Loved it, said Blair. It's great to be back home, said Blair, "especially for the kids."
This book is now in my favorite category—it is so heartwarming, a joy to read to my 10yr old. I hope this author has many more books to sell. Don't miss out on this great book by James Patterson.
   A must read for Historical Fiction Lovers!
Most readers cannot imagine a world in which a parent would send their child away on a train to live among strangers. It's exactly what many parents in London during World War II had to do to keep their children safe, Mrs May said. While it was a hard experience for children who knew they had parents to return, this was much more horrible for William, Anna and Edmund. In truth, they had no one to return. This was more than a search for safety during World War II, it was a search for a forever home. Kate Albus's fiction weaves together the real and imagined world events to create a compelling story. The reader will laugh and cry with the children, all the time yearning for a forever home where they will find love.