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Dawn of Fear Paperback – 1 Aug 2007

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Product details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P; Reissue edition (Aug. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0152061061
  • ISBN-13: 978-0152061067
  • Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 1.2 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,036,862 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on 25 Nov. 2000
Format: Paperback
What first drew me to this novel was the fact that Susan Cooper is from my hometown of Slough. When I was growing up in Shaggy Calf Lane in the Seventies, the bottom of our garden still had a rusting Anderson shelter that my siblings and I never really bothered to explore. Along with the coal cellar, it seemed a part of everyday life. But times change. I still remember having a coal boiler, which went out of use as the years passed. The Anderson shelter was just a very familiar object. Much more vivid were the stories told by my great grandmother of having to dive under a kitchen table as she heard a bomb whistle to earth. Our Anderson shelter was guarded by brambles, impossible to enter, and quite uninviting.
I hadn't thought of that Anderson shelter for years until I read 'Dawn of Fear'. Very early on in the book, Cooper also introduces to us the Morrison shelter, which was designed to live under your kitchen table. However, Derek's family has use of the more famous, external Anderson shelter. Very vivid are the scenes where Derek and his family take to its cover. In one telling moment, Derek's mother says that they should stop talking lest they wake up Derek's baby brother - the little boy has already learnt to take as normal the sound of air raid sirens and bombs. During the less frantic cold war, I seem to recall hearing those chilling notes being tested once or twice. At first, it seems as though Cooper is writing this novel very much for a younger audience than her 'Dark is Rising' sequence. However, there is also much to interest the more mature reader. Particularly significant is the adults' agonising over the upbringing of their children during a war. They want their children to act with caution, but they don't want them to live in fear.
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I bought this book because it was written by Susan Cooper and based on her wartime experiences as a child growing up in Slough. I manage a website called Postcards from Slough and naturally wanted to include her as an item on the website. I decided that I would include a review of the book on the website and I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed reading it. Once I had gotten past the first 3 or 4 chapters I was hooked and finished it in a single reading. The only reason I haven't given it 5 stars is because I felt that some of the closing paragraphs were unnecessary.
It is a compelling read for adults and children however, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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i read this book many years ago now when I was a little girl and I loved it as much - although granted with much less innocence! - as I did then. Wonderfully compelling book and one that I've bought as presents over the years to try to encourage young people to read.
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