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Award-winning, best-selling and beloved Jacqueline Wilson tells the fascinating, moving story of a girl sent away from home as an evacuee during the Second World War.

September, 1939. As the Second World War begins, 10-year-old Shirley is sent away on a train with her schoolmates. She doesn't know where she's going, or what's going to happen to her when she gets there. All she has been told is that she's going on 'a little holiday'.

Shirley is billeted in the country, with two boys from East End London, Kevin and Archie - and their experiences living in the strange, half-empty Red House, with the mysterious and reclusive Mrs Waverley, will change their lives for ever.

Jacqueline Wilson turns to this period of history for the first time, in this beautiful, moving story of friendship and bravery against the backdrop of the worst conflict the world has ever known.

©2017 Jacqueline Wilson (P)2017 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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  • Dr. Gregory Wood
  • 07-24-17

so good

It is a very good book the performance was stunning and the story was to I Will recommend this book to lots of people

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  • Mary Hodges
  • 11-24-17

AMAZING STORY !!!A+++

I'm 8 and loved this book. I liked the narration because they changed their voice for every different character. The story is very exciting.

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  • Kelly Hodges
  • 03-16-18

The best book ever!

Amazing with details and I would definitely recommend the following book to my friends.
Loved it.

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  • MR M P HUTCHINGS
  • 02-22-18

Awesome book

Well done. That book was really well read. Awesome awesome awesome. Kevin sounds nice. Love it

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  • 02-04-18

I t was awesome

I really enjoyed this and I really do hope that you would think about another story to continue on from this one. About how the war goes, if she stays with the old ladies, her father, Archie and Kevin and how their relationship builds. Thank you for an awesome read.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-10-18

Wave me goodbye

GREAT book sat listening for hours really educational for kids and we'll write and read

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  • Zoe
  • 11-29-17

Great!<br />

Exciting and funny. One of my favourite books so far! it is educational and enjoyable at the same time!😊

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  • Rachel R.
  • 10-14-17

Amazing

World war two is the best to learn about I loved it expertly the title