Carrie's War

Nick was frightened of ogres and spiders and crabs and cold water and the dentist and dark nights, but he wasn’t afraid of Mr Evans, even after that first dreadful night, because Mr Evans had false teeth that clicked when he talked.

Bombs are falling on London when Carrie and Nick are sent away. Wartime evacuees billeted in Wales, they stay with bullying old Mr Evans and his timid mouse of a sister. Their friend Albert is luckier, living in Druid’s Bottom with Hepzibah Green and the strange Mr Johnny. But the old house is tainted by the Screaming Skull’s ancient curse. When Carrie does a terrible thing, will it haunt them all forever? This timeless story of two evacuees transported to rural Wales brilliantly evokes the Second World War era.

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  • loved it

    It might not be the most challenging book in the world but I still loved it! I think different people may have different opinions about it but I think out of the many books about war I have read this is one of the best!

    10 June 2014

  • not for me

    We read it as a class at our primary school and we were so bored! We ended up watching the film and even that was slightly boring. Not the book for me.

    1 January 2014

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    The best book I have read about war

    24 March 2013

  • i can tell you peaple for a fact that this book is very sad but it is really good.

    8 March 2013

  • the blurb seems as sad as a girl on the picture in the cover page

    6 March 2013

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    Nina Bawden won the Guardian Children’s Book Prize for The Peppermint Pig.

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