The war that saved my life

by Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker,

Format: Book on MP3 Disc [2015]
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Summary
An exceptionally moving story of triumph against all odds set during World War 2, from the acclaimed author of "Jefferson's Sons" and for fans of "Number the Stars."
Nine-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 of 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?
This masterful work of historical fiction is equal parts adventure and a moving tale of family and identity--a classic in the making.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "When word starts to spread about Germans bombing London, Ada's mother decides to send her little brother, Jamie, to the country. Not 11-year-old Ada, though she was born with a crippling clubfoot, and her cruel mother treats her like a slave. But Ada has painfully taught herself to walk, so when Jaime departs for the train, she limps along with him. In Kent, they're assigned to crotchety Susan, who lives alone and suffers from bouts of depression. But the three warm to each other: Susan takes care of them in a loving (if a bit prickly) way, and Ada finds a sense of purpose and freedom of movement, thanks to Susan's pony, Butter. Ada finally feels worthy of love and respect, but when looming bombing campaigns threaten to take them away from Susan, her strength and resolve are tested. The home-front realities of WWII, as well as Ada's realistic anger and fear, come to life in Bradley's affecting and austerely told story, and readers will cheer for steadfast Ada as she triumphs over despair.--Hunter, Sarah Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Bradley (Jefferson's Sons) examines WWII through the eyes of a disabled child eager to escape her life of neglect and abuse. With the threat of German bombs being dropped on London, most parents are anxious to get their children out of the city. But Ada's mother, shamed by her daughter's deformed foot, doesn't seem to care. Ada takes it upon herself to board an evacuee train with her younger brother and, without their Mam's knowledge, they arrive in a country village with a crowd of students. Malnourished and filthy, the siblings are placed with Miss Smith, a woman lacking any experience with children, who claims she isn't "nice." Nonetheless, she offers Ada and Jamie food, clothing, and security, and she owns a pony that Ada is determined to learn to ride. In this poignant story, Bradley celebrates Ada's discovery of the world outside her dismal flat, movingly tracing her growing trust of strangers and her growing affection for Miss Smith. Proving that her courage and compassion carry far more power than her disability, Ada earns self-respect, emerges a hero, and learns the meaning of home. Ages 9-12. Agent: Ginger Knowlton, Curtis Brown. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series The War that saved my life book series
#1 - The War that saved my life
#2 - The War I finally won
Subjects World War, 1939-1945 -- Evacuation of civilians -- Great Britain -- Juvenile fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Evacuation of civilians -- Fiction.
People with disabilities -- Fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- History -- George VI, 1936-1952 -- Fiction.
Children's audiobooks.
Publisher Solon, Ohio :[2015]
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Entwistle, Jayne, narrator.
Listening Library, contributor.
Random House (Firm), publisher.
Playaway Digital Audio, publisher.
Findaway World, LLC, publisher.
Participants/Performers Read by Jayne Entwistle.
Language English
Notes Title from container.
"HD."
"LIGHT."
"Listening Library."
Previously released by Random House LLC, 2́015.
Release date supplied by publisher.
Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening.
Description 1 audio media player (approximately 7 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 3 1/4 x 2 in.
ISBN 9781467697439
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