The war that saved my life

Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Large print - 2019

Ten-year-old Ada has never left her family's one-room apartment. Her bitter mother is too humiliated by Ada's twisted foot to let her outside. But when her little brother, Jamie is going to be shipped out of London to escape World War II, 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 in two kids. 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?

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Series
Thorndike Press large print middle reader.
Subjects
Genres
Historical fiction
Domestic fiction
Published
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company 2019.
Edition
Large print edition
Language
English
Item Description
Originally published in a slightly different form by Dial Books for Young Readers in 2015.
Physical Description
393 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
ISBN
9781432865856
1432865854
Main Author
Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (author)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

"2016 Newbery Honor book*Winner of the 2016 Schneider Family Book Award This #1 New York Times bestseller is an exceptionally moving story of triumph against all odds set during World War II. For fans of Counting by 7s and Sarah, Plain and Tall. 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?"