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The Resource The War that Saved My Life

The War that Saved My Life

Label
The War that Saved My Life
Title
The War that Saved My Life
Statement of responsibility
by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
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Language
eng
Summary
#1 New York Times BestsellerNewbery Honor BookWinner of the Schneider Family Book Award (Middle School)Wall Street Journal Best Children's Books of 2015New York Public Library's 100 Books for Reading and Sharing An exceptionally moving story of triumph against all odds set during World War II, from the acclaimed author of Jefferson's Sons and for fans of Number the Stars. Ten-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 for 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? This masterful work of historical fiction is equal parts adventure and a moving tale of family and identity—a classic in the making
Summary
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
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Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2016
  • California Young Reader Medal, Intermediate, 2019.
  • Golden Sower Award (Nebraska), Grades 4-6, 2017.
  • Indian Paintbrush Book Award (Wyoming), 2019.
  • Isinglass Teen Read Award (New Hampshire), 2016.
  • Josette Frank Award, 2016.
  • Mark Twain Award (Missouri), 2018.
  • Massachusetts Children's Book Award, 2018.
  • Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award (Minnesota), Division II (Grades 6-8), 2018.
  • Nutmeg Children's Book Award, Intermediate category, 2018.
  • Schneider Family Book Award for Middle School, 2016.
  • Sequoyah Book Awards (Oklahoma), Intermediate Books, 2018.
  • Sunshine State Young Reader's Award (Florida), 2018.
  • Virginia Readers' Choice Award for Middle School, 2018.
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10394007
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Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker
Index
no index present
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580
Literary form
fiction
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  • 4
  • 6
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The War that Saved My Life
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:88fd0bb9-078a-4bab-a0b3-a580d2c8d4ce
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101637807
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The War that Saved My Life
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:88fd0bb9-078a-4bab-a0b3-a580d2c8d4ce
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101637807
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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