The Guests of War Trilogy

The Guests of War Trilogy

Book - 1998
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Based on historical events, this moving fictional account of the adventures of two English children in a foreign land has become a favorite among Canadian children-this award-winning trilogy is now available in this omnibus edition. This unforgettable trio of novels by award-winning author Kit Pearson is composed of The Sky is Falling, Looking at the Moonand The Lights Go On Again. The character at the heart of these stories is Norah Stoakes, a young English girl who is sent by her parents to Canada, along with her younger brother, during the Second World War. After five years pass, Norah is comfortable with her new life and country, but when the war ends her brother, Gavin, is reluctant to return to England and to parents he can barely remember.
Publisher: Toronto : Penguin, 1998
ISBN: 9780140388411
0140388419
Branch Call Number: J FIC Pears 3558jv 1
Characteristics: 563 p
Additional Contributors: Pearson, Kit 1947-

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THE SKY IS FALLING is about 10 year old Norah and her brother Gavin, who must go from England as War Guests to Canada and live with a rich family. Norah discovers a responsibility that makes it easier to adopt to the new Canadian life.
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LOOKING AT THE MOON is about 13 year old Norah growing older and going through puberty. She is confused about all the changes that happens to her, and she finds herself falling in love with 19 year old Andrew. But what does he think of her?
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THE LIGHTS GO ON AGAIN focuses on 10 year old Gavin, who by now thinks of himself as a Canadian. The war is over and he and Norah, now 15, must go home. Gavin can't even remember England, and he loves Aunt Florence as his mother. Then something terrible happens to make his decision even harder!

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