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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:
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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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