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My Story: The Blitz [Kindle Edition]

Vince Cross
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

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"As Dad went out for the evening shift, he looked up and said grimly 'If they're ever going to come, it'll be on a night like this.' And sure enough the first air raid warning came at a few minutes past nine." It's 1940. Edie Benson lives happily with her family in Lewisham, London. Little does she know that the summer will be one of air-raid sirens and bombs raining down, tearing the heart out of London. As the city she loves is turned to a smoking wreck, it will soon become too dangerous for children, and Edie will be sent away from everything she knows and loves...


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 742 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Non-Fiction (1 Mar. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007FFWTMU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #57,734 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.8 out of 5 stars
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! 1 Mar. 2002
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I think this book is great! It tells you what it was like for children in the war and with me being 13 years old i can relate to it. I love the description of the little things like the weather or the christmas presents. I have read The Voyage on the Great Titanic, which is also a book in this series, but i still think this is the best. I recommened it to all children!
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A moving personal diary for 9-13 year olds 14 May 2002
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
The Blitz is a captivating story about World War II. Edie's diary tells of how her family cope with life during the Blitz and the terrible explosions. This book is very educational and helps me understand what life was like in London during this period. I think it would be very helpful for other children who are studying the war period at school as well as being very enjoyable.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blits- My story 5 Feb. 2005
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
An exellent book which makes you realise what the 2nd world war was like really. It has made me realise what people had to go through. I actually read it for a welsh project, and iv'e really got into it now. It's so good i've had to re-new it at the library at least twice so that i don't get a fine! I recommend this book for readers age 10 up.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
This book was v. good, mainly because it allowed you to get inside Edie's head and see what it was like for people in the Blitz. I had always been interested in WW2 fiction, but as I didn't like the My Story series, I didn't believe that I would like this book. However, the book proved me wrong. It was well written and DEFINETELY over too quickly. Read it.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book describes how children responded to WW2 27 July 2001
Format:Paperback
Edie Benson is a child who is careful,caring and understanding to her family around her. She is sent away after staying through most of World War 2 and suffers loss of a brother whom she dearly loves. She sticks up for her younger brother when he is bullied in a school in Wales where they are evacuated to to live with a couple who treat them so badly it is distressing. She is a very caring and helpful to her mother, sister and brother.She is a girl who can be trusted with great problems like looking after her young brother Tom when they are evacuated.This is truly a great book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars July 1940 - January 1941 21 Feb. 2007
By DubaiReader VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
An excellent little account of the build-up of the war from July 1940 until January 1941. This was the time when bombs started dropping on London and the war became real for many millions of civilians.

This account is told from the point of view of Edie (Edith) Benson, who turned 12 as she wrote her diary. She sees the demolition of large parts of London by German bombs, the evacuation of many of her friends and the stress that the war causes her family. They build an air raid shelter in their garden and spend long periods of time sheltering from the bombs, food is rationed and school stops.

Suitable for quite young children, this book is an accessible way to learn about some of the human consequences of war.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for adult readers too 16 Feb. 2010
By Chelli
Format:Paperback
Although this book is aimed at teenage readers it's also a very worthwhile & interesting read for adults. I've read a few really good adults books about the Blitz but learnt far more from reading this book because of the way everything is described in clear detail.
Written in the form of a teenage girl's diary you really get a feel for how it would have been to live through them terrifying times in London and what the Londoners had to endure on a daily basis. Edie is a really likable character full of Cockney spirit and I really enjoyed reading about her life through the time of the Blitz.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Twelve-year-old Edith, who hates her name and prefers to be called Edie, lives in London in 1940. The war is changing everyone's lives, and not for the better. Edie and her family huddle in terror in their air-raid shelter while bombs rain down from the sky. Edie and her younger brother are evacuated to Wales, but return home in despair after being treated as servants, not heeding the danger they will have to face. This book was written in the form of a diary kept by Edie in 1940 and 1941 and captured by terror of World War II and the Blitz as seen through the eyes of a young girl.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 3 months ago by Mrs. Karen Evans
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very pleased
Published 3 months ago by MRS LISA A EDWARDS
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Idea for my 9 year old granddaughter who is studying the blitz at school
Published 4 months ago by carol
5.0 out of 5 stars My story blitz
This is a fantastic book and makes me quite sombre at the end. Although it is long it is a brilliant book. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Was a giftand she loved it
Was a gift for a 9 year old and she loved it
Published 4 months ago by Franklin D Crawford Jr
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
this book is brilliant i loved it so much I love it so much it's is epic its good because it teaches us about what it was like in world war 2.and one and how dangerous it was
Published 5 months ago by Hanlou2003
5.0 out of 5 stars a great story.
this book kept me reading .a great story .
Published 7 months ago by mrs l walters
4.0 out of 5 stars Blitz
In 1940 and 12yr old Edie lives in Lewisham, London along with her family, its the start of the Blitz and her parents are very concerned for the childrens safety. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Zulu Warrior
5.0 out of 5 stars epic
Epic I really enjoyed this book I wouldn't put it down and now I am sad I have finished it
Published 9 months ago by Ivana
4.0 out of 5 stars Gets a bit boring after a while
It's good at first but then it's (yawn) had to read the whole way through as well 3 - o
Published 9 months ago by H.Connell
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