Dawn of Fear by Susan Cooper

Dawn of Fear

Written by Susan Cooper
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Dawn of Fear by Susan Cooper

Sirens are blaring. Families huddle in bomb shelters. A nearby city is in flames. For Derek and his friends, night-time air raids are a normal part of everyday life. When a particularly violent raid closes their school for a few days, the boys use the time to complete construction of their secret camp. But to their horror, their refuge is savagely attacked by a rival neighbourhood gang. And then, after one night filled with bombing, the war changes his world forever.


Remarkable . . . A moving chronicle of despair and of courage. * Publishers Weekly * An uncommon kind of war story * The Horn Book * Well-written . . . Doesn't shy from realistic facts and emotions * The New York Times *

About the Author

Susan Cooper
Born in England, Susan Cooper was a reporter and feature writer for the London Sunday Times before coming to live in the United States. Her television screenplays for adults have received two Writers Guild Awards and two Emmy nominations. Susan Cooper lives in Connecticut with her actor husband, Hume Cronyn.

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192 pages


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Red Fox an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

7th May 2015



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