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You Wouldn't Want to be a Second World War Evacuee by Simon Smith

You Wouldn't Want to be a Second World War Evacuee

Written by Simon Smith
Illustrated by David Antram
Part of the You Wouldn't Want to be... Series

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You Wouldn't Want to be a Second World War Evacuee by Simon Smith

You are a 10-year-old girl living in London with your family in 1938. When the German air force begins dropping bombs on the city, the government decides to evacuate you and thousands of other children to the English countryside. An uncertain life of rural hardship, bullying and loneliness awaits you. You Wouldn't Want To Be is a constantly-growing library of exciting titles which transport the reader to the grisliest times and places in history. The first-person narrative approach puts the reader in the shoes of some of the most unfortunate people ever to have lived. Humorous cartoon-style illustrations bring the characters to life, while informative captions explain processes or chronological events.

About the Author

Simon Smith has worked as both a headteacher and a writer of children's history and information books. David Antram was born in Brighton, England, in 1958. He studied at Eastbourne College of Art and then worked in advertising for 15 years before becoming a full-time illustrator. He has since illustrated well over 100 titles, mainly for children and young adults, including around 60 in the bestselling 'You Wouldn't Want to Be' series.

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40 pages


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Publication date

28th October 2016



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Scribblers an imprint of Salariya Book Company Ltd is an imprint of Scribbler


The Salariya Book Company publishes books for all ages both internationally and domestically through its imprints Book House, Scribblers and Scribo. Independent Children's Publisher of the Year 2010.

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