The War Series

2 books in series
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The War That Saved My Life Publisher's Summary

An exceptionally moving story of triumph against all odds set during World War 2, from the acclaimed author of Jefferson's Sons and for fans of Number the Stars.

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?

This masterful work of historical fiction is equal parts adventure and a moving tale of family and identity - a classic in the making.

©2014 Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (P)2014 Listening Library
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  • Book 1

    • The War That Saved My Life

    • By: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
    • Narrated by: Jayne Entwistle
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,616
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,478
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,470

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Powerful Wonder

    • By Sara on 02-07-17

    Regular price: $28.00

  • Book 2

    • The War I Finally Won

    • By: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
    • Narrated by: Jayne Entwistle
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 410
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 373
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 372

    World War II continues, and Ada and her brother, Jamie, are living with their loving legal guardian, Susan, in a borrowed cottage on the estate of the formidable Lady Thorton - along with Lady Thorton herself and her daughter. Life in the crowded cottage is tense enough, and then, quite suddenly, Ruth, a Jewish girl from Germany, moves in. A German? The occupants of the house are horrified. But other impacts of the war become far more frightening. As death creeps closer to their door, life and morality during wartime grow more complex.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic Historic Fiction No Matter Your Age

    • By Sara on 10-06-17

    Regular price: $32.20