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In the final months of World War II, ten-year-old Peggy shelters with her mother and baby brother in a London butcher's shop during an air raid. They survive, but their home and everything in it are lost, including Peggyís most treasured possession, a biscuit tin of letters from her father. Their lives change dramatically and Peggy makes friends with a boy named Spud who has a passion for scavenging bombsites, leading to more than one surprising discovery.



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Date de parution 01 septembre 2005
Nombre de lectures 0
EAN13 9781554697922
Langue English
Poids de l'ouvrage 2 Mo

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Peggy’s Letters
Jacqueline Halsey
Copyright © 2005 Jacqueline Helsey
All rights reserved. No part of this publication ma y be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or by any informa tion storage and retrieval system now known or to be invented, witho ut permission in writing from the publisher.
National Library of Canada Cataloguing in Publication Data:
First Published in the United States 2005
Library of Congress Control Number:2005930965
Summary:In the devastation of London in WWII, a ten-year-o ld girl loses everything only to make a surprising new frie nd.
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Orca Book Publishers gratefully acknowledges the su pport for its publishing programs provided by the followi ng agencies: the Government of Canada through the Book Publishin g Industry Development Program (BPIDP), the Canada Council for the Arts, and the British Columbia Arts Council.
Typesetting and cover design by Lynn O’Rourke Cover & interior illustrations by Susan Rielly
In Canada: Orca Book Publishers Box 5626 Stn.B Victoria, BC Canada V8R 6S4
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For Mum. And for children living in war zones around the world. A heart felt thank you to everyone who helped make a dream come true.
Some words and terms in this story may be unfamilia r.
Allotments: Community garden plots for growing vege tables.
Anderson shelters: A family air-raid shelter. It wa s dug into the ground and had a semi-circular corrugated metal roof.
Barrage balloons: Hot-air blimps. Their purpose was to stop enemy planes from flying low over large cities.
Blackouts: Thick black curtains or shutters put up at night to keep light from showing outside. Lights would give away the positio n of towns and cities to enemy aircraft.
The Blitz: A period of fifty-nine consecutive nights of bombing raids on London.
Doodlebug: The nickname given to the V1 rocket. The se unmanned rocket bombs were launched from the coast of occupied France in 1944. About half a million homes were destroyed by Doodlebugs, and many London ers lost their lives.
Lav: Toilet
Marmite: A thick, strong-tasting savory spread.
Nappy: Diaper
Nicking: A slang word for stealing.
Postman: Letter carrier
Pram: Baby carriage
Queue: Line up
Rationing: Basic foods were rationed so that everyo ne, rich or poor, had enough to eat. As the war continued more foods were added to the ration list.
Shrapnel: Pieces of metal debris from bombs or airc raft.
Sixpence: A small silver coin about the size of a d ime.
Tea: The family evening meal served with a hot drin k.
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