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The Skylarks War

The Skylarks' War

Published: 27 Dec 2018

Paperback / softback, 320 pages

Recommended for age 9+ , 11+ and 14+

By Hilary McKay

Published by Pan Macmillan

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This title features in our Reading Gladiators™ selection.

Winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2018. The Skylarks' War is a beautiful story following the loves and losses of a family growing up against the harsh backdrop of World War One.

Clarry and her older brother Peter live for their summers in Cornwall, staying with their grandparents and running free with their charismatic cousin, Rupert. But normal life resumes each September - boarding school for Peter and Rupert, and a boring life for Clarry at home with her absent father, as the shadow of a terrible war looms ever closer. When Rupert goes off to fight at the front, Clarry feels their skylark summers are finally slipping away from them. Can their family survive this fearful war?

An evocative and heartbreaking novel of family and friendship in wartime from the award-winning author of the Casson Family Chronicles.

Tagged First World War , growing-up and top pick

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