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The Skylarks' War

The Skylarks' War

  • Author: Hilary McKay
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1509894977
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
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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, from the award-winning Hilary McKay. 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?

Skylarks' War

Skylarks' War

  • Author: Hilary McKay
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1534427120
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 336
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A Boston Globe Best Book of 2018 A Horn Book Best Book of 2018 “Vivid, hilarious, and heartbreaking.” —Elizabeth Wein, New York Times bestselling author of Code Name Verity “The best children’s book I’ve read this year.” —Katherine Rundell, Boston Globe–Horn Book Award–winning author of Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms “A near-miraculous balance of light and joyous touch with sometimes serious and even heartbreaking material.” —BCCB (starred review) From award-winning author Hilary McKay comes a “wholly satisfying” (Booklist, starred review) story full of wit, heartbreak, and hope as a girl fights for her independence during World War I. Clarry Penrose finds the good in everyone. Even in her father, who isn’t fond of children, and especially girls. He doesn’t worry about her education, because he knows she won’t need it. It’s the early twentieth century, and the only thing girls are expected to do is behave. But Clarry longs for a life of her own. She wants to dive off cliffs and go swimming with her brother Peter and cousin Rupert. And more than anything, she wants an education. She helps Peter with his homework all the time, so why can’t she manage it by herself? When war breaks out, Clarry is shocked to find that Rupert has enlisted. Then he is declared missing, and Clarry is devastated. Now she must take a momentous step into the wide world—for if she misses this chance, she may never make it. This is an inspirational, funny, and heartwarming story about a girl who dares to open doors that the world would rather keep closed.

Song of the Skylark

Song of the Skylark

  • Author: Erica James
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1409159582
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 400
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Lizzie has an unfortunate knack for attracting bad luck, but this time she's hit the jackpot. Losing her heart to her boss at the radio station where she works leads directly to losing her job, and with no money in the bank she's forced to swallow her pride and return home to her parents. As if that wasn't bad enough, her mother finds her work at the local care home for the elderly, and it's there that Lizzie meets Mrs Dallimore. In her nineties, Mrs Dallimore also finds herself in a situation which she's reluctantly coming to terms with. Old age has finally caught up with her, and with her life drawing to a close she gives in to the temptation to relive the past by sharing it with Lizzie. She tells Lizzie of the day when, as a young girl, and shortly before the outbreak of World War II, she left her home in America to cross the Atlantic to England where she hoped to meet her English grandparents for the first time. At best she hoped for a family reconciliation, but before long her visit turned into so much more. As Lizzie listens to Mrs Dallimore's story, she begins to realize that she's not the only person to attract bad luck, or make mistakes, and maybe things aren't so bad for her after all . . .

Hilary McKay’s Fairy Tales

Hilary McKay’s Fairy Tales

  • Author: Hilary McKay
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1447292316
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
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Hilary McKay's Fairy Tales is a classic fairy-tale collection to treasure. Featuring Hilary McKay's imaginative retellings of key favourites, this ten-story collection includes the much-loved tales of Rapunzel, Cinderella, The Princess and the Pea, Rumpelstiltskin, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, The Swan Brothers, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Red Riding Hood, The Twelve Dancing Princesses and Hansel and Gretel. This gorgeous collection features black-and-white line and tone illustrations throughout from the talented Sarah Gibb.

We're Here to Win the War for You

We're Here to Win the War for You

The US 8th Air Force at War

  • Author: Martin W. Bowman
  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
  • ISBN: 1445608863
  • Category: History
  • Page: 349
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A fascinating history from the voices of the American airmen who flew daily from bases in East Anglia to the heart of Germany.

The Skylark of Space

The Skylark of Space

  • Author: E. E. Smith,Lee Hawkins Garby
  • Publisher: The Floating Press
  • ISBN: 1775454959
  • Category: Fiction
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The first entry in the wildly popular Skylark series of science fiction novels, The Skylark of Space recounts the exploits of protagonist Dick Seaton as he competes against his nemesis, Marc "Blackie" DuQuesne, to be the first to build a technologically sophisticated spacecraft based on Seaton's recent scientific discovery.

Who Shall Command the Skylark Not to Sing?

Who Shall Command the Skylark Not to Sing?

The Poetics of Love, Hate, and Hope in the East and West

  • Author: Adel Al-Atawneh
  • Publisher: Tate Publishing
  • ISBN: 1615661018
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 300
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You can muffle the drum, and you can loosen the strings of the lyre, but who shall command the skylark not to sing? Literature proves to be the symbolic and sound device from which quieted ideologies transcend the forever politically correct or culturally restricted societies of past and present. In Who Shall Command the Skylark Not to Sing? Dr. Adel Al-Atawneh sheds light on the oeuvres of two honorable writers, Adrienne Kennedy and Ghassan Kanafani, who depict and portray social diseases through celebrated works of literature of underdogs fighting for their place. While focusing on the struggles associated with the construction of an audacious personal identity, this comparative study of East and West is the great search for self. Al-Atawneh examines the politics of hatred, inequality, and denial that run parallel between two worlds different only in time and space. By formulating a connection between the quests for identity and self while looking for a place, he demonstrates the inseparability between the three social characteristics. Along the way, he abridges the widening gap between relations in the East and West. With intention of using the past to open understanding for the future, Dr. Al-Atawneh extends an invitation of hope for the national struggle so the question will never again have to be asked: Who Shall Command the Skylark Not to Sing?

Indigo's Star

Indigo's Star

  • Author: Hilary McKay
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 141691403X
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 272
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Spurred on by his youngest sister, Rose, twelve-year-old Indigo sticks up for himself and an American boy who has replaced him as the primary target of the school bullies.

The Exiles at Home

The Exiles at Home

  • Author: Hilary McKay
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1529011590
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
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The Conroy sisters are back! In Hilary Mckay's second book in The Exiles series, The Exiles at Home, the four delightfully troublesome siblings manage to get themselves into yet more mischief. When Ruth Conroy decides to sponsor a child in Africa, she is unprepared for the monthly monetary commitment and is shocked by how difficult it is to find £10 a month . . . In desperation, she enlists the help of her sisters – but Phoebe, Naomi and Rachel are only too eager to think up eccentric fundraising schemes, including wholly undisciplined and unsuitable baby-sitters, an unhygienic catering service and a fraudulent street artist. Whatever the scheme, their hilarious projects never fail to cause chaos and mayhem.

A Job to Do

A Job to Do

New Zealand Soldiers of ‘The Div’ Write About Their World War Two

  • Author: John Gordon
  • Publisher: Exisle Publishing
  • ISBN: 1775591980
  • Category: History
  • Page: 368
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What was it really like for the soldiers of 2 New Zealand Division in World War Two? How did they spend their time and how did they see their lives as servicemen, from training at home and sailing off to war, to setting up camp, relaxing off -duty, fighting in hostile environments and possibly being taken prisoner? This anthology is a personal selection of material describing the experiences of these men, almost all written from within its ranks. Colloquially known to its members as ‘The Div’, it was by far the major part of New Zealand’s Second Expeditionary Force, making it our main contribution to the war. Naturally it had a distinctly New Zealand character, and despite being caught in several difficult situations in its early years – and not necessarily of its own doing – it gained an international reputation for courage, reliability and achievement. In this book John Gordon presents a lively and illuminating selection of the published words of members of ‘The Div’ or those with close associations. The chosen extracts are drawn from memoirs, fiction, verse, news reports and magazine articles penned by soldiers of all ranks. The result is a compilation of the written views and experiences of over 80 insiders, creating an intimate glimpse of life and war within ‘The Div’, supported by a host of photographs and cartoons from the period. From the declaration of war to the return home, this is a sample of the experiences of well over 100,000 New Zealand men who served in the division: how they coped with discipline and disaster, sacrifice and success. They write with the same frankness, humour, wry cynicism and understatement that they used to cope with the challenges of their war.