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Whistling in the Dark by Shirley Hughes

Whistling in the Dark

Whistling in the Dark by Shirley Hughes
Nov 14, 2017 | 240 Pages
  • Hardcover $16.99

    Nov 14, 2017 | 240 Pages | Middle Grade (10 and up)

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Avoiding sensationalism, sentimentality, or predictability, Hughes shapes a real and raw novel helmed by a wise and gutsy protagonist.
—Publishers Weekly

Hughes, who was a 13-year-old in a Liverpool suburb during WWII, transports readers to that time and place through vivid details of commonplace sights and activities…An eventful historical novel with a distinctive setting.
—Booklist Online

World War II has provided the setting for numerous books and this one comes from well-respected British author Shirley Hughes. Having lived in England during the war, Hughes has many memories to draw upon in creating this book.
—School Library Connection

A fine war novel about living life despite trying circumstances.
—Kirkus Reviews

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