Carrie's War

Nick was frightened of ogres and spiders and crabs and cold water and the dentist and dark nights, but he wasn’t afraid of Mr Evans, even after that first dreadful night, because Mr Evans had false teeth that clicked when he talked.

Bombs are falling on London when Carrie and Nick are sent away. Wartime evacuees billeted in Wales, they stay with bullying old Mr Evans and his timid mouse of a sister. Their friend Albert is luckier, living in Druid’s Bottom with Hepzibah Green and the strange Mr Johnny. But the old house is tainted by the Screaming Skull’s ancient curse. When Carrie does a terrible thing, will it haunt them all forever? This timeless story of two evacuees transported to rural Wales brilliantly evokes the Second World War era.

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    I love this book. If you want to learn about the Second World War, then this is the book for you!

    22 June 2014

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    this was ok but is not really my type but it goodfor children

    14 May 2014

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    i saw the film and i think this film is kind of sad because they have to be separated. but this was true in the world war 2 times…

    4 March 2014

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    8 March 2013

  • a fab book that you will want to keep reading over and over again

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    Nina Bawden won the Guardian Children’s Book Prize for The Peppermint Pig.

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