Publication Date: September 13, 2022
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Ages 9 to 12, Grades 4 to 7
For fans of The War That Saved My Life and other World War II fiction,A Place to Hang the Moon is the tale of three orphaned siblings whoare evacuated from London to live in the countryside with the secrethope of finding a permanent family. Now available in paperback.
It is 1940 and William, 12, Edmund, 11, and Anna, 9, aren't terribly upset bythe death of the not-so-grandmotherly grandmother who has taken care ofthem since their parents died. But the children do need a guardian, and in thedark days of World War II London, those are in short supply, especially if theyhope to stay together. Could the mass wartime evacuation of children fromLondon to the countryside be the answer?It's a preposterous plan, but off they go-- keeping their predicament asecret, and hoping to be placed in a temporary home that ends up lastingforever. Moving from one billet to another, the children suffer the cruel trickeryof foster brothers, the cold realities of outdoor toilets and the hollowness ofempty stomachs. They find comfort in the village lending library, whose kindlibrarian, Nora Müller, seems an excellent choice of billet, except that herGerman husband's whereabouts are currently unknown, and some of thevillagers consider her unsuitable.A Place to Hang the Moon is a story about the dire importance of family: theone you're given, and the one you choose.
A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
An ALSC Notable Children's Book
A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year
An Indie Pick
An Amazon Best Book of the Month
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