The war that saved my life

Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker, author

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  • Creator by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication New York, New York : Dial Books for Young Readers : an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2015] ©2015
  • Physical Details
    • 316 pages ; 22 cm
  • ISBNs 9780803740815, 0803740816, 9781925355642, 1925355640
  • OCLC ocn870211284


  • A young disabled girl and her brother are evacuated from London to the English countryside during World War II, where they find life to be much sweeter away from their abusive mother.
  • "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?" -- Publisher's description


  • Bookjacket illustrator: Josie Portillo.
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