Peggy's Letters

  • Pages:132
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:war, loss, friendship, World War 2, World War II
  • Pub Date:09/01/2005
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 9-12
  • ATOS:3.6
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:O
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In the final months of World War II, ten-year-old Peggy shelters with her mother and baby brother in a London butcher's shop during an air raid. They survive, but their home and everything in it are lost, including Peggyís most treasured possession, a biscuit tin of letters from her father. Their lives change dramatically and Peggy makes friends with a boy named Spud who has a passion for scavenging bombsites, leading to more than one surprising discovery.
CCBC Our Choice starred selection   | 2006  |  Commended
Hackmatack Children's Choice Award nominee   | 2007  |  Short-listed
Rocky Mountain Book Award nominee   | 2007  |  Short-listed
Silver Birch nominee   | 2007  |  Short-listed