Whistling in the Dark (Paperback)Shirley Hughes (author)
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In the hardship of war, everything is rationed - except true friendship. Second novel from Shirley Hughes, set in Britain in WWII
From much-loved author Shirley Hughes comes a compelling World War Two wartime adventure for readers aged 10+ set during the Liverpool Blitz. In the hardship of war, everything is rationed - except true friendship. Joan and best friend Doreen love going to the cinema until the Blitz intensifies and then even that becomes too dangerous, especially when an army deserter is found lurking near their home. Who is he and why does he think Joan can help him? As the Blitz worsens, Joan and her friends make a discovery that will tear the whole community apart... Check out the website for the historical background to the story: www.whistlinginthedarkbook.com.
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 218 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm
Her second wartime novel, set in the strict curfews and blackouts of the Liverpool Blitz. Hero on a Bicycle was shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award.
Whistling in the Dark is a clear, well-plotted depiction of domestic life in Liverpool during the Second World War. It adds to the genre [...] and gives further insight into the daily battles faced by civilian families under fire in Liverpool. * IBW Children's Book Guide, The Bookseller *
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