The war that saved my life
|Format:||Book on MP3 Disc |
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 2 copies|
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.
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The War that saved my life book series
#1 - The War that saved my life
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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.
|Publisher|| Solon, Ohio :
Listening Library, contributor.
Random House (Firm), publisher.
Playaway Digital Audio, publisher.
Findaway World, LLC, publisher.
Read by Jayne Entwistle.
Title from container.
Previously released by Random House LLC, 2́015.
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Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening.
1 audio media player (approximately 7 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 3 1/4 x 2 in.