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Josie Under Fire (Historical House) (The Historical House) Paperback – 19 Nov 2004

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Product details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd (19 Nov. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0746060327
  • ISBN-13: 978-0746060322
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.4 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 208,253 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Author biography Ann Turnbull was born in Hertford during the Second World War. Since 1974 she has written more than 25 books for children, specializing in stories with historical backgrounds. In 1992 her novel, Pigeon Summer, was shortlisted for both the Smarties Award and the WHSmith Mind-Boggling Book Award.

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This book was interesting once it got going, at the beginning I didn't enjoy it. It had lots of historical facts about WW2 in it and was an interesting idea for a book because in most WW2 books, the brothers and Dads are fighting in the war, but in this book, Josie's brother is a Consciencious Objector and therefore not fighting.

The book is about a girl called Josie who goes to stay with her Aunty Grace and cousin Edith whilst her Mother is visiting her Grandmother, who has broken her hip in the blackout. Soon Josie is joining in with the local children. But is what they are doing right or not?
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My daughter and I read the first in this series whilst on holiday in the summer and we both enjoyed it. REally looking forward to reading this one.
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great book i bought these for my daughter who loved the stories, there are several in the series and i purchased them all. Would suit 7-9 years.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Decent girls' story 14 Nov. 2013
By Janey - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Josie has to live with her aunt and cousin because her mother has to take care of the grandmother. Meanwhile, war is all around. Josie is glad to be away from her own school because she was constantly teased and alienated because her brother ted is a conscientious objector and refuses to fight in the war.

However, at her cousin's house she sees--and joins in reluctantly with--a classmate who is teased, kicked, and bullied. She knows it is wrong, but does not want to lose the only "friends" she has. However, when she tells her friends--just for attention--a fact that she has just learned, that this girl's family has German background, she realizes she went too far and sticks up for the girl.

I liked the book, although it's not extremely dramatic. The author is British. The book reminds me of an American Girl kind of story; it's decent, has good morals, and girls will love the "realness" of it. We all need to "oomph" to stand up for what we believe at times.
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy the whole series 15 July 2015
By quiver of 8 - Published on Amazon.com
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The Historical House series is wonderful. MY 12 year old is enjoying reading the series this summer.
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