Uprooted - A Canadian War Story by Lynne Reid BanksUprooted - A Canadian War Story by Lynne Reid Banks

Uprooted - A Canadian War Story

byLynne Reid Banks

Paperback | September 30, 2014

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From the author of The Indian in the Cupboard and The L-Shaped Room comes a fascinating story of a wartime childhood, heavily influenced by her own experience.In 1940 as war rages across Europe, ten-year-old Lindy waves goodbye to England and makes the long journey to Saskatoon, Canada, along with her mother and her cousin Cameron. They may be far from the war but they are also far from home and everyone they know and love. Life in Canada is very different but it is also full of exciting new adventures.This captivating story is inspired by Lynne Reid Banks' own childhood experience and her time in Canada.
Lynne Reid Banks was an actress in the early 1950s and later became one of the first two women TV news reporters in Britain. She is a bestselling author for both children and adults, and has written over forty books, including The Indian in the Cupboard (which was made into a major feature film), the bestselling Harry the Poisonous Cen...
Title:Uprooted - A Canadian War StoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pagesPublished:September 30, 2014Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0007589433

ISBN - 13:9780007589432


Rated 4 out of 5 by from A nice example of life during that period, at home and abroad. We really loved this book. Besides giving a children's view of what it was like to be evacuated to Canada, it reminded us how fortunate we are to be Canadian and for the genuine kindness of people everywhere. Ironically, I bought it in the UK and haven't seen a copy here so I think I will donate it to the library for others to read.
Date published: 2016-12-02

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