Orca Young Readers
Juvenile: Grade (CAN) from 4 - 7, Grade (US) from 4 - 7, Reading age from 9 - 12
JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / Europe
Sep 01, 2005
Out of stock indefinitely
5 x 7.5 x 0.25 in
Orca Book Publishers
CCBC Our Choice starred selection 2006, Commended
Hackmatack Children's Choice Award nominee 2007, Short-listed
Rocky Mountain Book Award nominee 2007, Short-listed
Silver Birch nominee 2007, Short-listed
In the devastation of wartime London, Peggy makes an unexpected friend.
In the final months of World War II, ten-year-old Peggy shelters with her mother and baby brother in a London butcher's shop during an air raid. They survive, but their home and everything in it are lost, including Peggyís most treasured possession, a biscuit tin of letters from her father. Their lives change dramatically and Peggy makes friends with a boy named Spud who has a passion for scavenging bombsites, leading to more than one surprising discovery.