The War That Saved My Life (Large Print / Library Binding)

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Ten year-old Ada, born with a club foot and kept confined to her home by her cruel mother, finds self-worth and salvation when she flees her abusive home with younger brother Jamie to join a group of children being sent from London to the countryside during World War II. Beautifully written, brimming with compassion and depth of character, this is historical fiction at its best! Ages 9+.

— Sharon


"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?"

Product Details
ISBN: 9781432865856
ISBN-10: 1432865854
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Publication Date: May 22nd, 2019
Pages: 347
Language: English