The War That Saved My Life (Prebound)

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— Penguin Middle School

Ada and Jamie live with their abusive mother in the slums of London until WWII breaks out and they see an opportunity to escape by following other children who are being evacuated to the countryside. The siblings find themselves under the care of an older, grieving woman who helps them to heal physically and emotionally. Excellent read. Recommend for 12+. — Gail Cosgriff


*Winner of the 2016 Schneider Family Book Award
*2016 Newbery Honor book
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?

About the Author

Kimberly Brubaker Bradley lives on a forty-two-acre farm in Bristol, Tennessee. She is the author of several books for children, including" Leap of Faith," and "Jefferson's Sons."

Product Details
ISBN: 9780606388436
ISBN-10: 0606388435
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication Date: May 31st, 2016
Pages: 352
Language: English