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Whistling In The Dark
Author: Shirley Hughes
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1 August 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9 x 1.8
In the hardship of war, everything is rationed except true friendship. Second novel from Shirley Hughes, set in Britain in WWII.
From much-loved author Shirley Hughes comes a compelling World War Two wartime adventure for readers aged 10+ set during the Liverpool Blitz. In the hardship of war, everything is rationed except true friendship. Joan and best friend Doreen love going to the cinema until the Blitz intensifies and then even that becomes too dangerous, especially when an army deserter is found lurking near their home. Who is he and why does he think Joan can help him? As the Blitz worsens, Joan and her friends make a discovery that will tear the whole community apart.
Whistling in the Dark is Shirley Hughes second novel. Her first, Hero on a Bicycle, was shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award and longlisted for the 2013 Carnegie Medal in the UK. In the US, it won the 2014 Museum of Tolerance: Once Upon a World of Children s Book Award in the Older Readers category. The Times said it has all of the vigour, charm and excitement of a new classic.
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