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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,873 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nina Bawden Narrator: Zelah Clarke Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2010 ISBN:
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During the Second World War Carrie and her brother are evacuated to South Wales. There they learn the legend of the African slave boy's skull which is in the library - and which will revive an ancient curse if ever removed.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sally | 1/8/2014

    " A good book to read at any age. A delightful insight into a childs mind during evacuation and coming of age. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 1/5/2014

    " Carrie and her brother Nick are evacuated to Wales during WWII, like many other children during that time. Carrie has meaningful experiences not with her foster home, but with the family of the sister to her foster dad. The story isn't simply a "war story"--it's much more than that. Much of what Carrie experiences with her new "families" cannot be fully understood or explained until she returns to the town as an adult. Carrie tells her children about her wartime experiences: "You don't change, you know, growing older..." Carrie, as an adult, is constantly plagued by the consequences of her actions as a child. All of this, to me, makes the book as a whole feel very adult. Carrie observes and participates in adult relationships for most of the novel, and there's even a Hamlet-esque skull in the story! Interestingly, Nina Bawden says, "Sometimes I am no sure at the beginning on which side a book will fall. And sometimes, publishing a novel as a children's book is a matter of marketing.... When I started Carrie's War I had not intended it for children; it was only slowly, as I wrote the first chapter that I began to see the direction it was taking." I guess, though, I can see how the book can appeal to both children and adults---and even be one of those books that you re-read and enjoy in a different way as you get older. It also makes sense why this book has been adapted to a play and a movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samantha salinas | 1/1/2014

    " this book is about 2 kids who have to leave their home and i think it is a wonderful store for everyone to read with all of the authors creativity. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sophie | 12/24/2013

    " Yay! Glad I found this book. I remember this being a very sweet read and was one of the books to begin my interest in the war time period. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Stanley | 12/17/2013

    " Read for a "novel-idea recommendation" and a very good choice. My daughter also enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dodilee | 12/12/2013

    " I have read this over and over again since I was in high school. I like how the main character narrated the past and the war. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 12/11/2013

    " Read a couple of times as a child and as an adult. A children's classic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hp Tan | 9/5/2013

    " I loved this book so much!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 711Isabel B | 8/19/2013

    " I enjoyed it, because Carrie's character wasn't picture perfect, the way numerous characters are in books. It had a real life touch to it, but also had some fantasy feel o it. I felt that it was was an intresting book, and would recommend it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jade | 6/8/2013

    " Found the beginning to be completely boring, I just couldn't get into the story the ending got a bit more interesting but this isn't a book I'll be reading again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Antony Deter | 4/26/2013

    " What a great, sad little book this is. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Gina | 6/11/2012

    " We had to read this for english class and although i do enjoy books set in the world war time this one i really didn't like, i didn't like the way it was written and the characters annoyed me. I do think that when we watched the film that it made me dislike it more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maureen Jansen | 5/6/2012

    " I loved this young adult novel. Okay, the ending was perplexing but that doesn't matter when the bulk of the book was so fetching. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yve-Anne | 1/7/2012

    " Really loved this old children's book which, reading as an adult, has not lost its charm. Short and sweet. Give it a go! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hermon | 6/29/2011

    " the best book i have ever read its amazing it even made me cry "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelley | 6/29/2011

    " I haven't read that many books about kids evacuated from London during WW2, and this one came recommended by Lois Lowry. But I just never connected with the characters at all. I don't know why, as it seems as if it should have been up my alley, but it fell pretty flat for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Su | 5/26/2011

    " The book is all right and the author knows how to keep readers hooked but I find difficult to identify with the character of Carrie. Too old-fashioned. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter Dolezal | 5/25/2011

    " It is nice to read sucha story and the autor really can present the atmosphere of the place but the story was really poor, shortand without remarkable end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claire Schofield | 5/9/2011

    " I read this book when I was a lot younger in junior school I think it was. It was just one of those books that stuck with me. Once I had finished reading it in school I insisted that my mum buy it for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carly | 5/1/2011

    " Read in school and have read once or twice since,, it's a lovley story!! When unheard about it I didn think I would be interested in it but I liked it a lot,, I would compare it too good night mr tom if I had to compare it to anything!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennie | 11/26/2010

    " I liked this book. It was interesting, but I didn't find it that amazing. I was glad that the ending was happy, and I liked Aunt Louise, and how they managed with Mr. Edwards, but all in all I wasn't that amazed with the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maureen | 11/4/2010

    " I loved this young adult novel. Okay, the ending was perplexing but that doesn't matter when the bulk of the book was so fetching. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelley | 8/9/2010

    " I haven't read that many books about kids evacuated from London during WW2, and this one came recommended by Lois Lowry. But I just never connected with the characters at all. I don't know why, as it seems as if it should have been up my alley, but it fell pretty flat for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kerry | 3/24/2010

    " read it at school as part of a project on the war alongside good night mister tom what two classic magical books to read.This whole book is full of magic that only children of a certain age seem to see. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Su | 11/1/2009

    " The book is all right and the author knows how to keep readers hooked but I find difficult to identify with the character of Carrie. Too old-fashioned. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 711Isabel B | 8/16/2009

    " I enjoyed it, because Carrie's character wasn't picture perfect, the way numerous characters are in books. It had a real life touch to it, but also had some fantasy feel o it. I felt that it was was an intresting book, and would recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 8/4/2009

    " Read this for the first time after seeing the play at the West End this summer. The play was so similar and so well-done that I had a hard time separating it from the text as I read. A jewel of a book--tells so much about the war from a child's view, being a child in an adult world, etc. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sally | 5/20/2009

    " Saw the TV series with my mum and loved it, so of course had to read the book as well - think I enjoyed the series more, though. The book was so short! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 3/15/2009

    " Read at school and loved into adulothood - a charming tale of war from Carrie's perspective. "

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