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Dead End Kids: Heroes of the Blitz

Written by Bernard Ashley

Dead End Kids: Heroes of the Blitz Synopsis

London is at war and as the Blitz rages, children like Josie and her brother Len face the same dangers as the adults. Can they find the strength to stand up against the onslaught? A tale of amazing bravery, inspired by the true story of the Dead End Kids of Wapping - young people who fought fires and rescued their friends and neighbours from bomb sites. Perfect for fans of Michael Morpurgo, this dramatic story brings the Second World War vividly to life.

Dead End Kids: Heroes of the Blitz Press Reviews

Bernard Ashley's vivid descriptions take the reader into the heart of the East End in wartime * Books for Keeps * Superbly written, you are really drawn into the horror of the time and will marvel at the resilience shown by Londoners, young and old * Parents In Touch * Award-winning author Bernard Ashley writes for young readers with such clarity, bringing the characters' lives into sharp focus * Coventry Telegraph *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408338957
Publication date: 2nd July 2015
Author: Bernard Ashley
Publisher: Orchard Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 224 pages

About Bernard Ashley

Bernard John Ashley is a British author of books for children and young adults. He has won 'The Other' award and has been a commended runner up for the Carnegie medal three times.

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