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Written by Michelle Magorian

Part of the A Puffin Book Series

Key Stage 3 General Fiction

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It's 1945. World War II has just ended and twelve-year-old Rusty comes back home to Britain after being evacuated to the US. The greyness and bleakness of life in England is a shock, but even worse is adapting to the strict discipline of her family, including a brother she's never met, after the warmth and openness of her adopted American family. Rusty is sent to a horrific boarding school, before finally running away as her search for happiness becomes more and more desperate.

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Back Home by Michelle Magorian

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141354811
Publication date: 3rd March 2011
Author: Michelle Magorian
Publisher: Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 480 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 3
Topics: General Fiction

About Michelle Magorian

Michelle Magorian is undoubtedly one of the pre-eminent children’s writers of historical family drama and of books set around the Second World War. She may not be a household name but that’s purely because she doesn’t write as frequently as those more obvious bestselling novelists. Just Henry is her seventh novel. Unlike some authors Magorian writes when the time is right having first undertaken considerable research, followed by a lot of thinking time before actually putting pen to paper and then there’s always the very important rewrites to polish the story. Magorian ...

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