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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

Lexile Measure

790L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Family member death; Legal guardianship; Military families; death of a mother; grandparents raising grandchild; father in the military

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

Family Formation

father; grandmother, and grandfather

Keywords

military campaigns; revenge; World War II; Royal Air Force; dog; planes; guilt

Diversity Impact

direct

A Time of Fire



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