The Children of the King

The Children of the King

eBook - 2012
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A World-War II era fable that draws its inspiration from English history and urban legend. Three children have been sent to live in the countryside, safe from the war in London. When they find two boys hiding in a castle, the past and future come together to make an extraordinary adventure.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, [2012]
ISBN: 9780763670429
Branch Call Number: eBook OverDrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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ChristchurchLib May 26, 2014

"During World War II, the threat of bombing causes many people to flee London for the safety of the countryside. Among them is 12-year-old Cecily, who (along with her mother, her brother Jeremy, and a fellow evacuated child named May) moves into Heron Hall, her Uncle Peregrine's old country manor. Uncle Peregrine entertains the children with a dark, historical tale of two young, imprisoned princes, but it's not until Cecily and May discover two unusual boys in the ruins of a nearby castle that the chilling truth behind Uncle Peregrine's story begins surface. Past and present collide in this mysterious and quietly suspenseful read." Kids' Books May 2014 newsletter

Ms_Gaye May 21, 2014

This historical fiction tale set in London during WWII rings true even though there is a bit of fantasy included. The characters are believable. For grades 5-8.


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