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message 1: by Michaela (last edited Jul 02, 2018 07:06AM) (new)

Michaela (misilu) | 36 comments Mod
For July and August we have chosen a young adult book from Canada! Hope you all enjoy this book. Here is the blurb of The Sky is Falling by Kit Pearson:
It is the summer of 1940, and all of England fears an invasion by Hitler’s army. Norah lies in bed listening to the anxious voices of her parents downstairs. Then Norah is told that she and her brother, Gavin, are being sent to Canada. The voyage across the ocean is exciting, but at the end of it Norah is miserable. The rich woman who takes them in prefers Gavin to her, the children at school taunt her, and as the news from England becomes worse, she longs for home.

As Norah begins to make friends, she discovers a surprising responsibility that helps her to accept her new country.

message 2: by Cordelia (new)

Cordelia (cordeliareads) | 324 comments Mod
Thank you Michaela!

message 3: by Kristina (new)

Kristina | 48 comments Great! And just in time for my next book!

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Kristina | 48 comments Who is the author?

message 5: by Lisa (new)

Lisa (princesssaraslibrary) | 4 comments It’s Kit Pearson. :)

Here’s the link:

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Kristina | 48 comments Has anyone started this book yet?

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Annemette | 28 comments Just received my copy and will start tomorrow😊

message 8: by Renata (new)

Renata | 30 comments I'm just seeing this. Will procure the book at once!

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Annemette | 28 comments How are you finding the book? I wish I had known about it when I was 12, I would have absolutely loved it! I still enjoyed it, but now I found myself thinking of the poor parents who had to make the decision and send their childen across the ocean and actually would love to read a story from their perspective

message 10: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn | 11 comments Loved the book!
Agreed. Wished I'd read it when I was younger.
Kit Pearson is a masterful story teller.
I grew up in Toronto so the setting was familiar to me (which is always fun when reading a book).

message 11: by Sylvie (last edited Jul 31, 2018 02:26AM) (new)

Sylvie (ploufofaveyron) | 23 comments Totally discovered there were overseas evacuations during the battle of Britain. How difficult for parents to send their kids far away like this... Hoping they'll be safe, not sure to see them again... It's really courageous and I'm not sure I could make the same decision in this situation...
Liked the book but I had to know if Norah and Gavin come back home. So I read the three books in a row !
I recognize that I don't really appreciate Florence even after three books... I find her snob, elitist and quite unfair. Obviously, she's trying to fill a void left after her son's death with Gavin. And I think it's not really good for both of them... Plus she spoil him too much. But love is never perfect so I feel sad for her sometimes.
In the end thanks for this recommendation^^

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