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Whistling in the dark

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Publisher:
Candlewick Press,
Pub. Date:
2017.
Edition:
First U.S. edition.
Language:
English
Accelerated Reader:
IL: MG - BL: 5.9 - AR Pts: 6
Lexile measure:
890L
Description
Legendary author Shirley Hughes draws on her young teenage memories for a compelling novel of friendship and mysteries set in Liverpool during the Blitz. Liverpool, 1940: Thirteen-year-old Joan's home is under constant threat from the Nazis' terrifying nightly air raids. Everyone is on edge, faced with strict food rationing, curfews, and blackouts. It's not an easy time to be a teenager. Joan's one solace is going to the movies with her best friend, the unflappable Doreen, but when the bombings intensify, even that becomes too dangerous. There's also the matter of a strange man who Joan sees lurking near their home. Who is he, and why does he think Joan can help him? Even more unsettling, as the Blitz worsens, Joan and her friends make a discovery down by the old mill that will tear the whole community apart. In the hardship of war, everything seems to be rationed -- except true friendship.
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ISBN:
9780763690724
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 5.9, 6 Points
Lexile measure:
890L
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Grouping Title whistling in the dark
Grouping Author hughes shirley
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-07-14 04:21:13AM
Last Indexed 2018-07-16 04:21:04AM

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display_description Liverpool, 1940: Thirteen-year-old Joan's home is under constant threat from the Nazis' terrifying nightly air raids. Everyone is on edge, faced with strict food rationing, curfews, and blackouts. It's not an easy time to be a teenager. Joan's one solace is going to the movies with her best friend, the unflappable Doreen, but when the bombings intensify, even that becomes too dangerous. There's also the matter of a strange man who Joan sees lurking near their home. Who is he, and why does he think Joan can help him? Even more unsettling, as the Blitz worsens, Joan and her friends make a discovery down by the old mill that will tear the whole community apart. In the hardship of war, everything seems to be rationed except true friendship. Enduring the terror and shortages caused by the Blitz in 1940 Liverpool, thirteen-year-old Joan is unable to spend time with her friends in the face of intensifying bombing raids and makes a shattering discovery about a stranger and a local mill.
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subject_facet , Children, Female friendship -- England -- Liverpool -- Juvenile fiction, Friendship -- Fiction, Historical fiction, Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Juvenile Fiction / Historical / Military & Wars, Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Emigration & Immigration, Liverpool (England) -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction, Military deserters -- Fiction, Military deserters -- Juvenile fiction, Teenage girls -- England -- Liverpool -- Juvenile fiction, Teenage girls -- Friends and associates -- Fiction, War fiction, War stories, World War, 1939-1945 -- Children -- England -- Liverpool -- Juvenile fiction, World War, 1939-1945 -- England -- Liverpool -- Fiction, World War, 1939-1945 -- England -- Liverpool -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Whistling in the dark
title_full Whistling in the dark / Shirley Hughes
title_short Whistling in the dark
topic_facet Children, Female friendship, Friends and associates, Friendship, Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Juvenile Fiction / Historical / Military & Wars, Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Emigration & Immigration, Military deserters, Teenage girls, War stories, World War, 1939-1945