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Lizzie and the Guernsey Gang Kindle Edition
|Length: 183 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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|Age Level: 12 - 18|
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From what I understand, this is the first of a series. I'm looking forward to the others!
An accurate retelling of the occupation of the island and the difficulties of that time. Well researched and written! It demonstrates how faith was an integral part of what helped them during some harrowing experiences. It also showed that even an enemy can know and love the Lord and demonstrate Christian values even though on an opposing side--and how war can mess with your faith and your mind. Although written for "tweens" anyone could enjoy this story. Highly recommended. It would work well for a home school history reader.
We are introduced to Lizzie and her cousin James, who are both nine years old, and little brother, Andre, who is six. They tease and race and giggle just like any other children, enjoying the sun and the sand. When their parents choose to not send them away when the school children are evacuated, they feel they were left out of a great adventure. Then the Nazis arrive, and the children rapidly shift from frolicking on the beach to running in terror away from the Nazi planes and the horrible sound of bombing. The reader will feel himself crouching at the base of the sea wall with Lizzie, James and Andre, feel the concussions of the bombing, and smell the smoke. By page 11, any child will be "hooked" and anxious to read what happens next.
The terror of war and the loss of a sense of security in their previously safe home are realistically presented. The reader vicariously experiences the tension of learning to live with occupiers through Lizzie's eyes and emotions: "Uncertainty and terror threatened to choke me. I picked up my pace, desperate to be home." "Dad would say God promised to never leave us or forsake us, but right then, I felt like the loneliest girl in the world." " I didn't know what to say. I wasn't hurt, but something inside me sizzled. Anger...and determination.Read more ›
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I do not think April Gardner could write a bad book. This book should be made into a movie like "The Book Thief". Read morePublished 12 months ago by Joyce Bock
Deffinate not British, or American. I am a Brit living in America so I am used to both of those accents. Read morePublished on April 2, 2014 by Peter
'Lizzie and the Guernsey Gang' promises to be entertaining as well as a great way to introduces children to the Channel Islands history during WW2. Read morePublished on July 30, 2012 by Noelle the Dreamer
Lizzy is only nine years old is facing the reality of War with Germany. They have taken over her beautiful Guernsey Island leaving all of it's residents cut-off in every way from... Read morePublished on July 29, 2012 by Amazon Customer
I am a firm believer in children's literature being well-written enough for all ages to enjoy. Children do not need to be "talked down to" in order to understand hard topics. Read morePublished on June 6, 2012 by P. Creeden
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