A Place to Hang the Moon

By Kate Albus

Release : 2021-02-02

Genre : Family & Relationships, Books, Kids, Fiction, Young Adult, Fiction, Family & Relationships, Historical

Price : 10.99 USD

File Size Bytes : 2656807

Kind : ebook

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Evacuated from London to live in the countryside, three orphaned siblings must try to stay together as they search for a permanent home-- and a new meaning for family. 

 
A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year


It is 1940 and William, 12, Edmund, 11, and Anna, 9, aren't terribly upset by the death of the not-so-grandmotherly grandmother who has taken care of them since their parents died.
 
But the children do need a guardian, and in the dark days of World War II London, those are in short supply, especially if they hope to stay together. Could the mass wartime evacuation of children from London to the countryside be the answer?

It's a preposterous plan, but off they go-- keeping their predicament a secret, and hoping to be placed in a temporary home that ends up lasting forever. Moving from one billet to another, the children suffer the cruel trickery of foster brothers, the cold realities of outdoor toilets and the hollowness of empty stomachs.
 
They find comfort in the village lending library, whose kind librarian, Nora Müller, seems an excellent choice of billet, except that her German husband's whereabouts are currently unknown, and some of the villagers consider her unsuitable.

A Place to Hang the Moon is a story about the dire importance of family: the one you're given, and the one you choose.

A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

A Place to Hang the Moon

By Kate Albus

Release : 2021-02-02

Genre : Family & Relationships, Books, Kids, Fiction, Young Adult, Fiction, Family & Relationships, Historical

Price : 10.99 USD

File Size Bytes : 2656807

Kind : ebook

4.5 (0 ratings)
Evacuated from London to live in the countryside, three orphaned siblings must try to stay together as they search for a permanent home-- and a new meaning for family. 

 
A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year


It is 1940 and William, 12, Edmund, 11, and Anna, 9, aren't terribly upset by the death of the not-so-grandmotherly grandmother who has taken care of them since their parents died.
 
But the children do need a guardian, and in the dark days of World War II London, those are in short supply, especially if they hope to stay together. Could the mass wartime evacuation of children from London to the countryside be the answer?

It's a preposterous plan, but off they go-- keeping their predicament a secret, and hoping to be placed in a temporary home that ends up lasting forever. Moving from one billet to another, the children suffer the cruel trickery of foster brothers, the cold realities of outdoor toilets and the hollowness of empty stomachs.
 
They find comfort in the village lending library, whose kind librarian, Nora Müller, seems an excellent choice of billet, except that her German husband's whereabouts are currently unknown, and some of the villagers consider her unsuitable.

A Place to Hang the Moon is a story about the dire importance of family: the one you're given, and the one you choose.

A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

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