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A Time of Fire

Title

A Time of Fire

Authors

Robert Westall

Publisher

Macmillan Children's

Publication Year

2002

ISBN

9780330398640

Pages

162 pages

Genre

historical

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

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

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

Family Formation

multi-generational

LGBTQ+

none

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

Diversity Impact

direct

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