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  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: Puffin (29 Jan. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140867279
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140867275
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 1.8 x 14 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 573,548 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I doubt that anything will beat this traditional page-to-stage adaptation for ceaselessly involving telling of a cracking story." Fiona Mountford, Evening Standard --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Nina Bawden grew up in London, Norfolk, Shropshire and South Wales, where she was evacuated during the war. She worked on farms and as a country postwoman and began to write after graduating from Somerville College, Oxford. She has written 17 novelsfor children and 21 for adults.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By PumpkinsPatch on 6 Dec. 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
I first listened to this book when I was 10, dyslexic and pretending to actually read along. I am 26 now and still love this book. This book is a joy to read.
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43 of 50 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 22 Feb. 2002
Format: Paperback
I first read Carrie's War after it was published in the early '70's when I was about 10. I loved it and remember watching the TV dramatisation of it also which really mirrored the book. I am just discovering the book again after nearly 30 years and have bought it in England for my son as I have not been able to find it in America.
Nina Bawden really depicts what life was like for some WWII evacuees. The characters are unforgettable and the story is original and heartwarming. A must-read for every child.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Miss J.M.Parker on 11 Mar. 2014
Format: Paperback
I loved this book as a child and I decided to read it again so ordered it from Amazon. It arrived quickly with no problems at all. It is as good as I remember it as a child. Brilliant book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Isabella on 22 May 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Carries war was a lovely book. My favourite character was definitely Mr Evans because he was always so grumpy and I loved the the way the book was written.
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By Clare O'Beara TOP 500 REVIEWER on 28 Oct. 2012
Format: Paperback
This story is about a girl evacuated from her city home during World War Two, who has to go to the countryside. There is not much more about the war in it. The evacuees make a few friends on the train: Carrie and her little brother meet a nice boy and are boarded not far from each other. The elderly farming folks who take the children are strict and have strange ways according to the city kids who don't know anything about farming.

I did not find the story that exciting but there is a ghost story involved and at the end Carrie as a grown woman comes back to the farm where she stayed all those years ago.
BBC adapted this for a short series.
Good for children rather than young adults.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Catherine Horner on 26 Nov. 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
I enjoyed it. A lot of people think it's old fashioned and boring but I totally disagree with them. As soon as I saw the word 'classic' I thought 'oh bum' as my mum has forced me to read classics before (little women, Tom's midnight garden ext. ) and I hated them, but this one is great. It is set in world war 2 but (sorry history lovers)it does not go into detail of ww2 . It is a well told story starring Carrie and her little brother Nick. The structure is very good and overall it is an enjoyable book. One more thing: it is a children's book. I get really annoyed when people don't put whether it's a children's book or not so'm please, if you are writing a review, put if the book is for children or adults. (Age about 9-11) don't listen to the 1 $tar reviews.
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I've just re read this book from my childhood and really enjoyed for an adult it was a quick read and it would be suitable for 8 to 11 years. The story was interesting but not too detailed to let youngsters get bored. I watched the BBC series from the 70's and remember it was first I'd heard of evacuees so it is a good introduction to this part of our history.
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By Kindle Customer on 28 Aug. 2014
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I think this book is absolutely brilliant. I had a list of books I had to read for my 11+ and this one was bye far my favourite. it was very entertaining and fun to read. it's very educational and has new words in it for 10 year olds doing the 11+, but at the same time very interesting and leaves you curious.
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