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Kezzie (Kezzie #1)

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During the 1930s depression in Scotland, Kezzie and her young sister Lucy are orphaned following their father's death in a pit accident. Left to live with their grandfather, they manage to survive on the little work he and Kezzie can find. But life turns sour when Lucy goes missing and is taken up by an adoption agency who send her to Canada. Without hesitation Kezzie sets ...more
Paperback, 246 pages
Published July 1st 2002 by Egmont UK (first published July 1st 1993)
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May 03, 2010 rated it really liked it
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A thrilling adventure set in a little-known period of history. It amazes me the level of poverty that was widespread in Britain within living memory. This book delves into the astonishing practice of shipping orphans -- or supposed orphans -- without contacting relatives, off to Canada and Australia, which continued into the middle of the last century.

The only drawback as bedtime reading was that the story was so exciting (and disturbing) that we couldn't really stop once we were half way throug
Mar 26, 2012 rated it it was ok
In all honestly, when I first started this book I didn't like it very much. I couldn't seem to get into it. However, I persevered and I'm glad I did. For all I couldn't seem to get into the writing style and found it overly descriptive, I found the story both tear-jerking and heartwarming once the plot thickened. I don't think I'd read this again, but I am glad that I read it once.
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Oh my gosh this book is really really good it's one of those books that when you start you can't stop and i learnt alot about WW1 and WW2 its really like you were there at the time
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Theresa Breslin was born and brought up in Kirkintilloch, a small town in central Scotland. She is the recipient of the Carnegie Medal, Britain's most prestigious children's book award, for Whispers in the Graveyard, and her books for young people receive critical acclaim and appear regularly on children's book award short lists in the United Kingdom. A longtime librarian, Breslin was awarded life ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Kezzie (3 books)
  • A Homecoming for Kezzie (Kezzie, #2)
  • Kezzie at War (containing both Kezzie novels)

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