The Sky Is Falling: Puffin Classics

Paperback | November 4, 2014

byKit PearsonForeword byEllis Sarah

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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?

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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 childr...

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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Format:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 6.95 × 5.02 × 0.8 inPublished:November 4, 2014Publisher:PRH Canada Young ReadersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143192337

ISBN - 13:9780143192336

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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

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“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