Kezzie at War
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Kezzie at War

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During the 1930s Depression in Scotland, Kezzie and her young sister Lucy are luckier than most. Following their father's death, they manage to stay together and live on the little work Kezzie and Grandad are able to find. But life turns sour when Lucy goes missing. Without hesitation, Kezzie sets off alone to find her sister, a difficult journey which takes her over the Atlantic to Canada . . . In the second story, Kezzie and Lucy are reunited with Grandad in Clydebank. The Second World War breaks out, and the family spirit is put to the test. Kezzie's strength is needed by so many - she must save an Italian family from the racial hatred they encounter, and rescue her old school friend Peg. As Clydebank is bombed and becomes a burning inferno, will Kezzie be strong enough to turn a tragedy into a triumph?show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 30mm | 340.19g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Combined volume
  • Combined volume
  • N/A
  • 0552565245
  • 9780552565240
  • 718,316

About Theresa Breslin

THERESA BRESLIN is the Carnegie Medal winning author of over thirty books for children & young adults whose work has appeared on stage, radio and TV. Her books are hugely popular with young people, librarians and teachers. Remembrance, her top selling YA novel of youth in WW1, has now been reissued to include Book Notes. The Dream Master was shortlisted for the Children's Book Award. Divided City was shortlisted for ten book awards, winning two outright.show more

Review quote

"A remarkable story of hope and determination in the face of seemingly unsurmountable odds, which lingers in the mind long after the book is laid aside" * Valerie Bierman * "A touching story . . . Vividly described" * Times Educational Supplement * "This book really makes you understand how lucky we are not to be living in the poverty-stricken 1930s. We get a vivid picture of what it must be like to have little money or food" * Independent on Sunday *show more

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"A touching story . . . Vividly described"show more

Back cover copy

Kezzie's life changes for ever when a mining accident tears her village apart. Struggling to hold her family together, she takes solace in her dreams of becoming a doctor, and in her growing friendship with a handsome young Irish boy, Michael. But then her little sister disappears - and Kezzie must abandon everything in her search for Lucy. Through poverty, homelessness and the threat of war, Kezzie fights bravely on, and her spirit and kind heart have always seen her through. But will her family be reunited? Can they survive the terrors of the Blitz? And will she ever see Michael again? 'A remarkable story of hope and determination . . . which lingers in the mind long after the book is laid aside' Valerie Biermanshow more

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21 ratings
3.9 out of 5 stars
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4 29% (6)
3 19% (4)
2 14% (3)
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