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While the Bombs Fell by Robbie Cheadle
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it was amazing
bookshelves: wwii, children-s-book

What a lovely, poignant book! It's the only one I've read that describes what life was like for very young children growing up during World War Two. There is also quite a bit of English history included, which I found quite interesting. The wartime recipes are a nice touch.
It's told from the perspective of a girl aged 4-6 years old, and focuses mainly on the daily life of kids living through horrendous times, without truly understanding what was going on in the adult world. Many of the stories told reminded me of my Dutch father-in-law's descriptions of growing up during WWII in the Netherlands.
It's appropriate for young children as well as young readers. Fascinating read.
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Reading Progress

January 7, 2019 – Started Reading
January 14, 2019 – Shelved
January 14, 2019 – Shelved as: wwii
January 14, 2019 – Shelved as: children-s-book
January 14, 2019 – Finished Reading

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