The Sky Is Falling (Guests of War Trilogy)

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It is the summer of 1940, and all of England fears an invasion by Hitler’s army. Norah lies in bed listening to the anxious voices of her parents downstairs.

Then Norah is told that she and her brother, Gavin, are being sent to Canada. The voyage across the ocean is exciting, but at the end of it Norah is miserable. The rich woman who takes them in prefers Gavin to her, the children at school taunt her, and as the news from England becomes worse, she longs for home.

As Norah begins to make friends, she discovers a surprising responsibility that helps her to accept her new country.

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It is the summer of 1940, and all England fears an invasion by Hitler's army. The sound of enemy planes fills the air. Norah Stoakes's friends are being sent to safety overseas-but she is sure her family will stay together. Then Mr. and Mrs. Stoakes decide that Norah and her younger brother, Gavin, must go to Canada. Far from home, Norah knows she has to be brave-even when the rich woman they live with prefers Gavin, and her new classmates refuse to accept her. And when things finally become easier, the news from England grows worse and worse. Norah can only wonder: Will she and Gavin ever see home again?

About the Author:

Kit Pearson worked as a librarian for many years before publishing her first novel, The Daring Game (1986). She went on to write the linked novels The Sky Is Falling (1989), Looking at the Moon (1991), and The Lights Go On Again (1993), published in 1999 as The Guests of War trilogy, and Awake and Dreaming (1996), which won the Governor General’s Award. Pearson lives in Victoria, close to Ross Bay Cemetery, one of the settings in Awake and Dreaming .

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