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Flesh And Blood
Share on:. Families change in wartime — in size, if not any other way. Bill and Jane have already had to get used to their father being away to fight, and they've tried the evacuee experience, but are back in London — just in time for the Battle of Britain, which is a circumstance Bill hates Jane for, as he quickly grew to love the countryside, while Jane resisted the idea of them settling there, so they were returned to an allegedly safe capital. One night after a bombing raid they settle outside the neighbourhood's token empty, boarded up and deserted home — only for Bill to convince himself he hears someone inside. The unidentifiable and severely burnt child that gets rescued becomes a kind of new family member — but does this have anything to do with Bill's resent-filled wish for a brother to replace Jane? This is a deliciously spooky read, perfectly matching the ghoulish cover of the one child's eye glaring at us from within a welter of bandages. We have a sensible, normal family, and we have a bandaged child, one nobody can tell anything about, and who never even tries to speak.
No catches, no fine print just unconditional book loving for your children with their favourites saved to their own digital bookshelf. Kwame Alexander. Danielle Jawando. Written by Chris Priestley. Illustrated by Chris Priestley. Evacuees Bill and his sister have returned to London from the countryside, much to his anger, arriving home just as the Blitz begins.