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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (415 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patricia Reilly Giff Narrator: Staci Snell Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Meggie Dillon’s life has been turned upside down by World War II. Her older brother Eddie enlisted and was shipped off to fight in Europe. And people say that anywhere else Grandpa would be turned in because he’s German, and people might think he’s a spy. Is it true? Could Grandpa be taken away?

Meggie’s father has announced that they must help the war effort and move to Willow Run, Michigan, where he’ll work nights in a factory building important war planes that will help fight the enemy in Europe. Willow Run will be the greatest adventure ever, Meggie thinks. There she meets Patches and Harlan, other kids like her whose parents have come here to do their part in the war. And there she faces questions about courage, and what it takes to go into battle, like Eddie, and how to keep hope alive on the home front.

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  • Tough and tender, this [book] is an excellent addition to World War II shelves. Booklist, starred

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Brett | 2/10/2014

    " This book follows the story of Meggie Dillon, whom readers were first introduced to in Giff's book "Lily's Crossing." While Lily spends World War II in their neighborhood in Rockaway, New York, Meggie moves with her parents to Willow Run, Michigan, where her father has gotten a job at Henry Ford's enormous factory manufacturing planes for the War effort. Meggie's having a hard enough time adjusting to being the only child, as her beloved older brother Edward has joined the army & is stationed overseas. As the family waits to hear of his status following D-Day, Meggie finds unexpected strength through the friends she makes of fellow kids at the factory & the letters she writes to her grandfather, a naturalized German whose accent secretly causes Meggie a great deal of embarrassment & fear. Giff's portrayal of another aspect of life in America on the Home Front is interesting & absorbing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cheryl | 2/8/2014

    " WW II family moves to Michigan to work in a tank factory. Lightweight story of German-American grandfather kids from the sticks, and a brother who is MIA. Good description of time and character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Caroline | 2/7/2014

    " I finished this book on a cliff-hanger and that is SO annoying for me! I loved a lot of things about this book, one of the things I loved was there is a real T.V. that we can watch today and that is bugs bunny. the other thing I loved about this book is the main character that tells the story is a girl me age, so it is easy for me to relate to her. Over all I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jennie | 2/7/2014

    " This is another for my kids to read someday. "

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