Set in a small Welsh coal-mining town during World War II, this moving and unforgettable novel is by turns touching and hilarious.
This 1944 World War Two drama tells the story of Anthony, a boy living in a deprived Welsh village, anticipating the arrival of American troops. Suddenly, a German plane crashes into the village mountain. A Polish prisoner-of-war survives and is brought into the community where he builds a close relationship with Anthony. Later, the villagers discover one of the Germans on the plane has survived and is still on the mountain.
Joyous, thrilling, and nostalgic, Emma Kennedy’s Shoes For Anthony will have you wiping your eyes one moment and beaming from ear-to-ear the next. This is a small gem of a novel that reviewers (and readers) will cherish.
Purchase at: http://us.macmillan.com/shoesforanthony/emmakennedy/9781250090966
EMMA KENNEDY is the author of nine books, including bestsellers The Tent, the Bucket and Me and I Left My Tent in San Francisco. She is also an actress and has appeared in many award winning comedies, including Goodness Gracious Me, People Like Us, and Miranda. She is the Fun editor at Tatler, won “Celebrity Masterchef” in 2012, and is a Guinness World Record holder.
Connect with Emma online at http://us.macmillan.com/author/emmakennedy
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Vocabulary building has never been so adorable and fun! Squirrel Superhighway by Anna C. Morrison is a wonderful new addition to her other titles for pre-readers and early readers. Repetitive words and repeated sounds are blended together in this charming story about Duke, a dog who wishes to be a squirrel. As Duke watches the squirrel superhighway working above him, he wonders how he can best help the squirrels gather their nuts.
In addition to a wonderful story, the beautiful artwork by Vanda Lavar will keep readers eagerly turning the pages to see what antics these animals are up to next. I loved the sweet ending and the closing illustration.
Morrison has certainly found her niche. I look forward to reading more of her work.
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Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing; large type edition edition (November 28, 2016)
I received a copy of this book from the author through Pump Up Your Book. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.
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