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Everyone a Stranger

Written by Victor Watson

Part of the Paradise Barn Story Series

Key Stage 2 General Fiction

LoveReading View on Everyone a Stranger

A terrific mixture of mystery and adventure in the closing moments of World War 2 as strangers and friends return from the frontline.  Molly and Abigail must accept the changes that result and accept them but when something happens to their friend Adam it turns their world upside down.  This is the fourth book in this sequence of World War 2 novels.  Perfect for 9-12 year olds. 

The first book in the series, Paradise Barn was shortlisted for the Branford Boase award - click here read more about it.


Everyone a Stranger Synopsis

1945 - The War in Europe was coming to an end. The allied armies were closing in on Berlin.  Soon, Hitler would be captured, or killed, and Germany would surrender. Soldiers are returning, some damaged, some whole, some not at all, and life is changing for everyone. Both Molly and Abigail must learn to live with strangers in their home – Molly’s father, returned from the frontline and ready for a future Molly doesn’t want and Abigail’s annoying cousin Ivy from London. – but neither of them are ready for an event that will turn their friend Adam into a different person.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781846471612
Publication date: 1st September 2013
Author: Victor Watson
Publisher: Catnip Publishing Ltd
Format: Paperback
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: General Fiction

About Victor Watson

Victor Watson is a leading expert on children’s literature, editor of The Cambridge Guide to Children’s Books, Assistant Director of Research at Homerton College, Cambridge and a Trustee of the Centre for the Children’s Book. He lives in Saffron Walden.

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