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George is fascinated by World War Two. Bombers, Nazis, doodlebugs. But he discovers the reality is very different from how he had imagined it when a school trip to a World War Two museum leads to a timeslip - and George is in London at the time of the Blitz! He joins up with a group of other homeless children, struggling to survive. And then they suspect someone they know of being a German more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 18mm | 117.94g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reissued paperback
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0552555894
  • 9780552555890
  • 127,317

Review quote

"Grips the reader from the opening paragraph" * The Sunday Times * "Robert Swindells writes the kind of books that are so scary you're afraid to turn the page" * Young Telegraph * "Classic war fiction which will stick in you mind forever" -- Ben Howie * Newcastle Upon Tyne Evening Chronicle *show more

About Robert Swindells

ROBERT SWINDELLS left school at fifteen to work on a local newspaper. At seventeen, he joined the RAF for three years, then trained and worked as a teacher. Now a full-time writer, he is the author of a number of bestselling titles for the Random House children's list. In 1994 he won the Carnegie Medal for STONE COLD (Hamish Hamilton), a teenage novel about a serial killer. RUBY TANYA won the Salford Children's Book Award 2005. 'Plots which grip the reader from the opening paragraph' THE SUNDAY TIMES 'Robert Swindells writes the kinds of books that are so scary you're afraid to turn the page' YOUNG TELEGRAPHshow more

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"Robert Swindells writes the kind of books that are so scary you're afraid to turn the page"show more

Back cover copy

Imagine being alive before your parents were even born! George is fascinated by World War Two - bombers, Nazis, doodlebugs. Even evacuation and rationing has got to be more exciting than living in dreary old Witchfield! He is looking forward to his school trip to Eden Camp, a World War Two museum. But he doesn't realize quite how authentic this visit to wartime Britain will be. . . A hand reaching out of the fake rubble, a slip in time, and George has to survive something much worse than boredom. The rubble is now real - he has slipped through time into 1940s London! 'Plots which grip the reader from the opening paragraph' Cover: Tracey & Jerry Parisshow more

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126 ratings
3.75 out of 5 stars
5 25% (31)
4 42% (53)
3 22% (28)
2 6% (8)
1 5% (6)

Our customer reviews

World War II and the atrocities of the London bombings seem a lifetime away for most young people. In BLITZED, George is a young man who has the opportunity to truly understand the fear and chaos that war can bring. While on a school trip to a WWII museum, George is transported back in time to learn more about the world that he is so fascinated with in the year 2002. At first, George is excited and anxious to learn more about his city's history, but then he begins to see the realities of war. During his trip he meets other young people who touch his heart and teach him to appreciate the gifts that today's world has given him. Food rations, danger, and fear were commonplace during World War II, and that is brought to light in this "ghosts of time past" tale. The characters are believable and it brings to the surface a wartime London that can be forgotten in the midst of other atrocities of the era. Overall, it is a great story that truly makes the reader think about the difficult times that WWII brought, not only to Nazi Germany, but also to the world as a more
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