An exceptionally moving story of triumph against all odds, set during
World War II.
Nine-year-old Ada has never left her one-room flat. Her mother is too
humiliated by Ada’s twisted foot to let her outside. So when her little
brother Jamie is shipped out of London to escape the
war, Ada doesn’t waste a minute—she sneaks out to join him. So begins a
new adventure for Ada, and for Miss Susan Smith, the woman who is forced
in the two children. As Ada teaches herself to ride a pony, learns to
read, and watches for
German spies, she begins to trust Susan—and Susan begins to love Ada and
Jamie. But in the
end, will their bond be enough to hold them together through wartime? Or
will Ada and her brother fall back into the cruel hands of their
This masterful work of historical fiction is equal parts adventure and a
moving tale of family and identity–a classic in the making.
WAR THAT SAVED MY LIFE
- A Newbery Honour Book in 2016.
- Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award
(Middle School) in 2016.
- Featured on 18 'best of' lists and counting–including the Wall
Street Journal and Publishers
Weekly's 'Best Children's Books of the Year'.