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A Place to Hang the Moon

A Place to Hang the Moon

eBook - 2021
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In World War II England, orphaned siblings William, Edmund, and Anna are evacuated from London to live in the countryside, where they bounce from home to home in search of someone willing to adopt them permanently.
Publisher: New York : Holiday House, [2021]
ISBN: 9780823449811
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc - Distributor

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In World War II England, orphaned siblings William, Edmund, and Anna are evacuated from London to live in the countryside, where they bounce from home to home in search of someone willing to adopt them permanently. Min/Max Grade level: 4 - 6 (NoveList)


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BetsyG1 Jun 18, 2021

A heartwarming story about 3 children who are evacuated to the countryside during World War II. They encounter some difficult situations but finally end up in a very positive relationship. I loved the writing which sounds very British. Highly recommend.

A wonderful tale, with great sibling relationships, struggles, and best of all, books! William, Edmund, and Anna are characters you quickly connect with, and every bit of sorrow they face is combatted with a bit of humor. While I agree with the many people who compare this book to The War that Saved my Life, I also got a bit of a Narnia feel. After reading the acknowledgements I realized this was somewhat intentional, and it's even the reason behind Edmund's name! All in all, please read this book, you won't regret it.

OPL_KrisC Apr 25, 2021

A heartwarming tale of a trio of siblings who are orphans and being evacuated to England's countryside during WWII and the threat of bombs in London. The main characters are lovable and their journey to find a family and a home will truly melt your heart. For fans of Kimberly Brubaker Bradley's "The War That Saved My Life".

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darladoodles
Apr 21, 2021

All they want is a mother who thinks they hang the moon. For three orphans that is a tall order, especially in the midst of the Blitz. Their solicitor is at a loss. The deceased grandmother did not name a new guardian and there is no immediate family available. So, William, Edmund, and Anna take a chance on meeting someone as evacuees. They encounter prejudice, bullying, poverty, and despair. Now it is Christmas and they reach a pivotal moment at their billet. Your heart will break for these young people and the desperate circumstances they face. William is doing his best as the oldest brother to keep them together and plan a future for them. That is a heavy burden for a boy who is twelve, just turning thirteen. What do you think his birthday wish is? Will it come true? I loved the way the library provided refuge and books an escape. The librarian is also a beacon of hope and help. Includes a list of the books that the children enjoy throughout. Comparisons to 'The War That Saved My Life' are right on.

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indigo_hummingbird_262 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

OPL_KrisC Apr 25, 2021

OPL_KrisC thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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Funeral receptions can be tough spots to find enjoyment, but 11- year- old Edmund Pearce was doing his best.

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