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A Time of Fire

Title

A Time of Fire

Authors

Robert Westall

Publisher

Macmillan Children's

Pages

162 pages

Publication Year

2002

ISBN

9780330398640

Genre

historical

Topic

Family Relationships; Family member death; Legal guardianship; death of a mother; grandparents raising grandkids

Annotation

In England during World War II, with his mother dead from a German bomb and his father off in training and action but keeping him informed by letter, Sonny tries to understand the darkest truths of war and retribution.

Grade Level

6-8, 9-12

Family Formation

multi-generational

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

none

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 1998; Books for You: An Annotated Booklist for Senior High, Fourteenth Edition, 2001; Middle And Junior High School Library Catalog, Eighth Edition, 2000

Keywords

military campaigns; children; revenge; World War II

Item Type

Fiction

Format

chapter book

A Time of Fire


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