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The war that saved my life (#1)

Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker, author.

New York, New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, [2015]

316 pages ; 22 cm.

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A young disabled girl and her brother are evacuated from London to the English countryside during World War II, where they find life to be much sweeter away from their abusive mother.

Reading Counts: Level 3.3 / 16.0 Points / 65413.

Lexile: 580L

Due 08/26/19

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All copies at Berry College Elementary & Middle School are out and the next copy is due back 08/26/19

ISBN:

978-0-8037-4081-5

LC Call No:

PZ7.B7247 War 2015

Dewey Class No:

[Fic] 23

Author:

Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker, author.

Title:

The war that saved my life (#1).

Physical:

316 pages ; 22 cm.

ContentType:

text rdacontent

MediaType:

unmediated rdamedia

CarrierType:

volume rdacarrier

Citation/Refs:

Horn Book Guide, 10/2015

Citation/Refs:

Horn Book Magazine, 1/2015

Citation/Refs:

Kirkus Reviews, 10/15/2014

Citation/Refs:

Publishers Weekly, 10/27/2014

Citation/Refs:

School Library Journal, 11/2014

Summary:

A young disabled girl and her brother are evacuated from London to the English countryside during World War II, where they find life to be much sweeter away from their abusive mother.

Target Audience:

580 Lexile.

Study Program:

Accelerated Reader AR-ATOS MG 4.1 9.0 170995.

Study Program:

Reading Counts RC 3.3 16.0 65413.

Awards Note:

Newbery Honor Book, 2016

Subject:

World War, 1939-1945--Evacuation of civilians--Fiction.

Subject:

People with disabilities--Fiction.

Subject:

Brothers and sisters--Fiction.

Subject:

Historical fiction.

Subject:

Siblings--Fiction.

Subject:

World War, 1939-1945--Evacuation of civilians--Great Britain--Fiction.

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Patron Reviews

Review by Flash Cooper.
This book takes place in France during the war between Germany and France. The main character, Ada, had a clubfoot and was locked away in her house because her mom didn't want anyone to see her foot. One day Ada and Jamie are sent away to a small town in England as evacuees. A woman named Susan takes them. Throughout the book Ada and her brother feel and say that they want to go back to their life before the war, but sometimes they have moments where they are glad that they were evacuated.

I would recommend this book for grades 5th- 8th, and for readers who love historical fiction and love a good bit of action.

Review by Kaitlyn Cowan.
This book was so awesome! This was one of my favorite books that I read this summer. This book is about a little girl during World War two, that has a clubfoot and her mother doesn't like her. She and her brother were sent away to the country and live in a house with a horse in the backyard. This book was way better than how I described it but it was amazing! You should read it.


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