The Runaways

The Runaways

Children's, New & Recommended, Age 9-12
Paperback Published on: 03/10/2019
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Written by bestselling author Holly Webb, The Runawaysbeautifully captures the spirit of Great Britain during the SecondWorld War, weaving together themes of resilience, identityand what it means to call a place your home.It's London in the late 1930s, and the Second WorldWar is imminent. When a young Londoner called Molly hears thatthe children in her neighbourhood are being evacuated, shefeels relieved. The war scares her, and living in the city meansliving in the heart of danger.However, Molly's relief is short lived because her mum refusesto let her go, telling her that she has to stay and help with thewar effort. And that's not all - times are tough, and there'snot enough food or supplies for people, let alone pets. Thismeans that Molly's beloved dog Bertie is now considered"surplus to requirement".So Molly decides to escape.Stowing away on a train, Molly makes it to the country,but once there the reality of her situation dawns on her: she doesn'tknow where she is or who to trust. It's not until Molly comesacross two other runaways that she starts to feel safe again.Maybe, just maybe, with each other's help, they have a chance ofovercoming the trials put in front of them.

  • Publisher: Scholastic
  • ISBN: 9781407191904
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Weight: 230g
  • Dimensions: 201 x 134 x 21 mm

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