War Babies

War Babies

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 120 x 180mm
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0552656097
  • 9780552656092

Review Text

This next Best of Everything deals with the domestic and foreign entanglements of four girl guides at the UN. All of them become very involved and their current affairs could be indulgently viewed as social studies since there's Kiiki, a Hiroshima victim, whose damaged body is finally exposed to Ernie - gentle Ernie with a damaged mind; and Ursull, German via South America, who only after she falls in love with the son of a Nazi industrialist learns she is half-Jewish; and Birgitta, Swedish, who desegregates with the "party Negro" who stages a "sleep-in" after the tenants try to evict her; and finally Bo, an American innocent, who ultimately escapes from her father's midwestern morality. For all these pretty madchen in uniform the pill is more important than the bomb; the tone is emancipated; the handling facile; and it's for the girls even though it's certainly not ladylike. (Kirkus Reviews)show more