Penny's War
Penny's War
Penny's War
This is an adventure story about two children, Peter & Penny, who are evacuated from London to Yorkshire during the second world war. They are taken in by a couple who turn out to be German spies. Peter hears a strange noise and goes to investigate what it is. It turns out to be Morse code. When the spies realise that the children have guessed what they are doing they imprison them leaving a fierce dog to guard them. When the house catches fire the children are trapped and only escape just in time with the help of their friend Jack.

Book Details

Genre: 

  • Adventure
  • Historical Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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  The book I read was Penny's War. This book is told from the veiw point of Grandma Penny. She tells her grandaughter  what it was like to be a war child. It starts out with Penny and her brother Peter's house, in London, being bombed during World War 2. Their mom sends them off to a tiny village away from the fighting so they will be safe. Soon they meet their foster parents and some weird things start happening. Peter and Penny begin to come to the conclusion that their foster parents are German spies.

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Penny's War is about two children named Penny and Peter. Penny is Peter's brother, and they were evacuated out of London in World War II and moved to Yorkshire and were adopted by a family who took care of them in a village house. The family seems nice, but the children soon find out their true identity.

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It all started when one morning after spending the night in the air raid shelter Penny, her mother and Brother Peter came home to find that their house had fallen victim to one of the many World War ll bombings. Needing someplace to live Penny and Peter were evacuated to a small town near Yorkshire. They are soon living with Uncle Jan and Aunt Lena.

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