Carrie's War

January 16, 2018|
Carrie's War by Nina Bawden
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One of the most loved and enduring wartime novels,Carrie''s Waris a modern classic.


''A touching, utterly convincing book'' Jacqueline Wilson

''Poignant and realistic . . .Carrie''s Warcaptures the true reality of war for a child, and it doesn''t sentimentalise war'' Shirley Hughes,Guardian

''I did a dreadful thing, the worst thing of my life, when I was twelve and a half years old, and nothing can change it''

It is wartime and Carrie and her little brother Nick have been evacuated from their London home to the Welsh hills. In an unfamiliar place, among strangers, the children feel alone and find little comfort with the family they are billeted with: Mr Evans, a bullying shopkeeper and Auntie Lou, his kind but timid sister.

When Carrie and Nick visit Albert, another evacuee, they are welcomed into Hepzibah Green''s warm kitchen. Hepzibah is rumoured to be a witch, but her cooking is delicious, her stories are enthralling and the children cannot keep away. With Albert, Hepzibah and Mister Johnny, they begin to settle into their new surroundings. But before long, their loyalties are tested: will they be persuaded to betray their new friends?

This collection of the best children''s literature, curated by Virago, will be coveted by children and adults alike. These are timeless tales with beautiful covers, that will be treasured and shared across the generations. Some titles you will already know; some will be new to you, but there are stories for everyone to love, whatever your age. Our list includes Nina Bawden (Carrie''s War,The Peppermint Pig), Rumer Godden (The Dark Horse,An Episode of Sparrows), Joan Aiken (The Serial Garden,The Gift Giving) E. Nesbit (The Psammead Trilogy, The Bastable Trilogy,The Railway Children), Frances Hodgson Burnett (The Little Princess,The Secret Garden) and Susan Coolidge (TheWhat Katy DidTrilogy). Discover Virago Children''s Classics.

Nina Bawden (Author)Nina Bawden (1925-2012) was one of Britain''s best-loved writers for both adults and children. Several of her children''s books -Carrie''s War, a Phoenix Award winner;The Peppermint Pig, which won theGuardianFiction Award; andKeeping Henry- have become contemporary classics. She wrote over forty nove...
Title:Carrie's War
Product dimensions:224 pages, 7.75 X 5 X 0.5 in
Shipping dimensions:224 pages, 7.75 X 5 X 0.5 in
Published:January 16, 2018
Publisher:Little, Brown Book Group
Appropriate for ages:9
ISBN - 13:9780349009162

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