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Guests of War Trilogy: The Sky is Falling / Looking at the Moon / The Lights Go On Again (Guests of War #1-3 omnibus)

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Based on historical events, this moving fictional account of the adventures of two English children in a foreign land has become a favorite among Canadian children-this award-winning trilogy is now available in this omnibus edition.

This unforgettable trio of novels by award-winning author Kit Pearson is composed of The Sky is Falling, Looking at the Moon and The Lights G
Paperback, 576 pages
Published November 25th 2003 by Penguin Global (first published March 1997)
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Andrea O'Brien
Aug 27, 2015 Andrea O'Brien rated it it was amazing
I loved this trilogy as a teenager. I stumbled on it again as an adult when I was finally clearing all of my things out of my parent’s basement. It was a nostalgia bomb so I picked it up to read it again.
Kit Pearson is one of my favourite authors. Her writing is clean and straightforward, despite her “simple” style she weaves emotionally complex stories that capture the reader. Pearson’s writing breaks down complicated emotional and topical stories in a way that makes them clear for their inten
Sep 13, 2013 Yumi rated it it was amazing
A truly amazing story... One of my most favourite stories I have ever read... A historical fiction book that had an important message. It really stayed in my heart even after I finished reading it. Norah and Gavin Stokes are two children living in England during World War II. Her parents think living in England is gravely dangerous and sends them away to far away Canada. Norah finds out that living in Canada is challenging far more than she thought. As she experiences more things, she discovers ...more
May 09, 2013 Maryn rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Young teens, anyone really
This was my favourite series as a child and I read it many times growing up. I just recently picked it up and re-read it over a couple days, and it had the same wonderful feeling to it now as it did then. The stories of the life of these two children have a brilliant way of sticking in your head and seem so real and memorable. So of the anecdotes seem more real to me than memories of my own childhood. Maybe it's just because I read it some often and became so familiar with it, but really I've ex ...more
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A very heart touching story that moves you as if you are in it with Norah and little Gavin.
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I could not put this book down at all it was so realistic but so sad! It gave me an idea for my own story.
How does Kit Pearson do that! She has this way of PULLING you into the books! It's amazing! I hope I can do that!
Aug 12, 2009 Megan rated it really liked it
Again something I read in the 6th grade. A "coming of age" story about a brother and sister from England during the WWII era who come to live in Canada to escape the war
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OMG i LOVEEEEEEE this book it is really amazing:) check out my books 2 c all the great books she has written..i love them all, especially the daring game it is really good.

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Kit Pearson spent her childhood between Edmonton Alberta and Vancouver, British Columbia. As a high-school student, she returned to Vancouver to be educated at Crofton House School. She obtained a degree in English Literature at the University of Alberta, and spent several years following the degree doing odd jobs or travelling in Europe.
In 1975, she began her Library degree at the University of B
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Other Books in the Series

Guests of War (3 books)
  • The Sky Is Falling (The Guests of War Trilogy, #1)
  • Looking At The Moon (The Guests of War Trilogy, #2)
  • The Lights Go On Again

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