Kezzie at War, Paperback Book
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During the 1930s Depression in Scotland, Kezzie and her young sister Lucy are luckier than most.

Following their father's death, they manage to stay together and live on the little work Kezzie and Grandad are able to find.

But life turns sour when Lucy goes missing. Without hesitation, Kezzie sets off alone to find her sister, a difficult journey which takes her over the Atlantic to Canada . . . In the second story, Kezzie and Lucy are reunited with Grandad in Clydebank.

The Second World War breaks out, and the family spirit is put to the test.

Kezzie's strength is needed by so many - she must save an Italian family from the racial hatred they encounter, and rescue her old school friend Peg.

As Clydebank is bombed and becomes a burning inferno, will Kezzie be strong enough to turn a tragedy into a triumph?


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432 pages, N/A
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
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  • Category: Historical
  • ISBN: 9780552565240

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This is really two books in one. In the first book, Kezzie, Lucy and their Granddad are struggling to survive through the 1930's depression in Scotland. When Kezzie is in a bus accident, Lucy leaves the house, searching for her. However, she walks in the wrong direction and is found disoriented and dirty, wandering the streets. Lucy is taken to an orphanage and then sent on an orphan transport to Canada. When Kezzie wakes up from the accident, she is greatly alarmed when no one knows where Lucy is. She sets off on a journey to Canada, determined to find her sister. In the second book, Kezzie and Lucy return to Scotland and reunited with their Granddad. During WWII, Kezzie pitches in, helping however she can.These were very well written and engaging stories. Although it seemed to drag at times, the overall story kept me reading. I did think that in the first book Lucy came across as much younger than 5 or 6. Overall, a good book, one well worth picking up.

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