The three Mallory children have been brought up in Kenya with loving, easy-going parents, and then, within little more than a week, the bottom falls out of their world. This book was the first book Nina Bawden wrote for children.
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Nina Bawden is foremost among twentieth-century writers of fiction for children. A reviewer in Publishers Weekly wrote: "I'll come right out and say it. For my money, Miss Bawden can so no wrong. Her stories area a perfect blend of humor and suspense, and that's a blend difficult to achieve." Ms. Bawden was born in London, England, and lived there until she was evacuated with her school during the Blitz in World War II. She later attended Somerville College, Oxford. She and her husband, Austin Kark, live in London, except in the spring and summer, when they go to their home in Nauplion, Greece.
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Book Description Puffin Books, 1979. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0140311661