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The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker BradleyAn 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.
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 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.
The War That Saved My Life
Our latest book club selection is a Newbery Honor winner from bestselling author Kimberly Brubaker Bradley that has received rave reviews from kids and adults alike. The story is told from the perspective of Ada, a 9-year-old girl living in poverty in England during World War II, and recounts the adventures and life changes she and her brother experience while living with an educated woman in the country. If you are looking for a gripping tale that stimulates rich discussion and provides a window into a different world, this is the perfect book club pick! See full Book Discussion Guide on Brightly. You are commenting using your WordPress.
Our latest book club selection is a Newbery Honor winner from bestselling author Kimberly Brubaker Bradley that has received rave reviews from kids and adults alike. The story is told from the perspective of Ada, a 9-year-old girl living in poverty in England during World War II, and recounts the adventures and life changes she and her brother experience while living with an educated woman in the country. If you are looking for a gripping tale that stimulates rich discussion and provides a window into a different world, this is the perfect book club pick! When she flees London, and the coming bombing raids, with her younger brother, Jamie, and the other poor city kids who are being sent to live with families in the countryside, she gets a taste of freedom she has never experienced. Living with her benefactor, Miss Smith, Ada realizes she has more value and potential than she was led to believe in her old life. Historical wartime events and facts are beautifully woven throughout this heartfelt story of transformation and redemption. Why We Picked It: The riveting events of the story are told in cinematic prose that will capture the attention of young readers while also introducing them to an important time in history.
Search suzyred. It is in London, England. To the East, war is breaking out as Hitler's Nazi military begins its deadly march to take over Europe. Living in a one-room flat with a small window and no bathroom, Ada does not know how old she is. She has never left her one-room flat. Mam, her cruel mother, has thereby managed to hide her daughter's physical handicap that keeps her from being able to walk. Denied food, interaction, experiences, and treatment for her clubfoot, Ada gets around by crawling.
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Ada is a ten-year-old girl who has never left her apartment in London. Her abusive mother 'Mam' is too embarrassed to let her go outside because of her clubfoot a twisted foot even though she claims it was run over by a brewers cart. Ada is forced to spend her days inside a one-bedroom apartment with only a window that lets her see the outside world. She spends her entire life crawling and can barely stand up. She cooks and takes care of her six-year-old brother Jamie. The year is and World War II has started. The government begins to evacuate children out from London, to escape from the war, sending them to the countryside.