The Sky Is Falling: Puffin Classics by Kit PearsonThe Sky Is Falling: Puffin Classics by Kit Pearson

The Sky Is Falling: Puffin Classics

byKit PearsonForeword bySarah Ellis

Paperback | November 4, 2014

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It is the summer of 1940, and all of England fears an invasion by Hitler’s army. When Norah learns that she and her brother Gavin are being sent to Canada, she’s not sure what to expect; she only knows that she doesn’t want to leave her home, her family, or her friends. The rich woman who takes them in prefers Gavin to her, the children at school taunt her—and, as the news from England becomes worse, she longs for home. But as Norah begins to make friends, she discovers a surprising responsibility that might help her accept her new country—and her new situation. Will Norah and Gavin be able to find their way through the shadows of war, even as the sky is falling?

Kit Pearson worked as a librarian for many years before publishing her first novel, The Daring Game (1986). She went on to write the linked novels The Sky Is Falling (1989), Looking at the Moon (1991), and The Lights Go On Again (1993), published in 1999 as The Guests of War trilogy, and Awake and Dreaming (1996)...
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Title:The Sky Is Falling: Puffin ClassicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 6.99 × 5.04 × 0.78 inPublished:November 4, 2014Publisher:PRH Canada Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143192337

ISBN - 13:9780143192336

Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyable Loved this series!! Read the 3 books in one day.
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyable Love this series!! Read the 3 books in one day.
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyable Love this series!! Read the 3 books in one day.
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyable Love this series!! Read the 3 books in one day.
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Going down memory lane I was given this book during my preteens and loved it I remembering reading it front to back multiple times. I kept the book and recently pulled it out of my keepsake boxes and read it once more. As a person who's older and debatably wiser I found this book much different then I remember it's rather dark in it's undertones I suppose that's due to it's storyline during the 2nd world war and knowing now what was going on during this time through studies. Still a great read.
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Named my Daughter Norah Because of This Book! I read this book and the two that followed as a kid and instantly fell in love with them. Norah is such a strong, determined protagonist and she obviously left a lasting impact on me as two decades later, I named my first born "Norah."
Date published: 2017-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved such a great book! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-08-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Read A bit boring at first, but picked up after the intro. Loved it!
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enjoy it! Enjoyed every moment of this book!
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great I enjoyed reading this book as a kid. Norah is a great character to read about. A novel with a great message and great content.
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So good. This was a sweet book about a young girl's fight to be courageous and strong when she's sent away from her family during WWII. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Novel This book, along with the entire trilogy is a great read, suitable for children and young adults learning about World War II for the first time, and an interesting perspective on how children were affected by the war. Really great storyline and very moving. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A childhood favourite This has been a favourite of mine for many years. I love this story so much that the book is literally falling to pieces. It is heartwarming, interesting, historically correct, and entirely Canadian. I feel as though I am with Norah and Gavin through the adventure that so many children had to take part in during the war. A must read for a history buff.
Date published: 2015-11-21

Editorial Reviews

“Reading Kit Pearson’s The Sky is Falling is like running your hand over a piece of cut velvet. This historical novel for children … is rich in color and texture.” - The Ottawa Citizen