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The war that saved my life / by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley.

By: Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker [author.].
Contributor(s): Portillo, Josie [illustrator.] | Dial Books for Young Readers [publisher.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: Newbery Medal Honor 2016: Description: 316 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780803740815; 0803740816; 9781925355642; 1925355640; 9780606388436; 0606388435; 9780147510488; 0147510481.Subject(s): Evacuation of civilians (1939-1945 : World War) | World War (1939-1945) | Evacuation of civilians (1939-1945 : World War.) | World War (1939-1945.) | 1936-1952 | World War, 1939-1945 -- Evacuation of civilians -- Great Britain -- Juvenile fiction | Children with disabilities -- Juvenile fiction | Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction | Abusive parents -- Juvenile fiction | World War, 1939-1945 -- Evacuation of civilians -- Fiction | People with disabilities -- Fiction | Brothers and sisters -- Fiction | Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction | JUVENILE FICTION -- Family -- Orphans & Foster Homes | JUVENILE FICTION -- Historical -- Europe | JUVENILE FICTION -- Social Themes -- Physical & Emotional Abuse | World War, 1939-1945 -- Evacuation of civilians -- Great Britain -- Juvenile fiction | Abusive parents | Brothers and sisters | Children with disabilities | World War, 1939-1945 -- Evacuation of civilians -- Great Britain -- Fiction | People with disabilities -- Fiction | Siblings -- Fiction | Great Britain -- History -- George VI, 1936-1952 -- Juvenile fiction | Great Britain -- History -- George VI, 1936-1952 -- Fiction | Great Britain | Great Britain -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction | Great Britain -- History -- 1945-1952 -- FictionGenre/Form: Basic reader. | Newbery Medal: Honor Book -- 2016. | Curriculum resource. | Fiction. | Juvenile works. | Historical fiction. | Curriculum resource. | Historical fiction. | Fiction. | Dust jackets (Bindings) -- 2015.DDC classification: [Fic] Other classification: I712.85 Awards: Newbery Honor Book, 2016 | Schneider Family Book Award for Middle School, 2016Summary: A young disabled girl and her brother are evacuated from London to the English countryside during World War II, where they find life to be much sweeter away from their abusive mother.Summary: "Nine-year-old Ada has never left her one-room apartment. Her mother is too humiliated by Ada's twisted foot to let her outside. So when her little brother Jamie is shipped out of London to escape the war, Ada doesn't waste a minute--she sneaks out to join him. So begins a new adventure of Ada, and for Susan Smith, the woman who is forced to take the two kids in. As Ada teaches herself to ride a pony, learns to read, and watches for German spies, she begins to trust Susan--and Susan begins to love Ada and Jamie. But in the end, will their bond be enough to hold them together through wartime? Or will Ada and her brother fall back into the cruel hands of their mother?"--Publisher's description.
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CML Juvenile Fiction University of Texas At Tyler
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B8116wa (Browse shelf) Available 0000002247526

Bookjacket illustrator: Josie Portillo.

A young disabled girl and her brother are evacuated from London to the English countryside during World War II, where they find life to be much sweeter away from their abusive mother.

"Nine-year-old Ada has never left her one-room apartment. Her mother is too humiliated by Ada's twisted foot to let her outside. So when her little brother Jamie is shipped out of London to escape the war, Ada doesn't waste a minute--she sneaks out to join him. So begins a new adventure of Ada, and for Susan Smith, the woman who is forced to take the two kids in. As Ada teaches herself to ride a pony, learns to read, and watches for German spies, she begins to trust Susan--and Susan begins to love Ada and Jamie. But in the end, will their bond be enough to hold them together through wartime? Or will Ada and her brother fall back into the cruel hands of their mother?"--Publisher's description.

Newbery Honor Book, 2016

Schneider Family Book Award for Middle School, 2016

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-6-Bradley turns her keen historical eye from Monticello (Jefferson's Sons, Penguin, 2011) to the British home front during World War II. Ada isn't exactly sure how old she is; for as long as she can remember, she's been a virtual prisoner in her mother's third floor one-room apartment. She was born with a clubfoot and her mother uses her disability as an excuse to abuse her both emotionally and physically. Ada watches the world through the narrow confines of the apartment window, waves to neighbors in the street, and carefully gauges the danger of being beaten during each encounter with her hateful mother. She envies the freedom of her little brother, Jamie, who goes to school and generally roves the neighborhood at will. When her mother prepares to ship Jamie out to the countryside with other children being evacuated from London, Ada sneaks out with him. When the two fail to be chosen by any villagers, the woman in charge forces Susan Smith, a recluse, to take them in. Though Susan is reluctant and insists that she knows nothing about caring for children, she does so diligently and is baffled by the girl's fearful flinching anytime Ada makes a mistake. Though uneducated, Ada is intensely observant and quick to learn. Readers will ache for her as she misreads cues and pushes Susan away even though she yearns to be enfolded in a hug. There is much to like here-Ada's engaging voice, the vivid setting, the humor, the heartbreak, but most of all the tenacious will to survive exhibited by Ada and the villagers who grow to love and accept her.-Brenda Kahn, Tenakill Middle School, Closter, NJ (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Kimberly Brubaker Bradley was raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana and her first novel was Ruthie's Gift. Her children's book, The War That Saved My Life, became a New York Times bestseller. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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