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The Swallows' Flight



by
Hilary McKay

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Imprint
Margaret K. McElderry
ISBN
9781665900911
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Violence: War/Harsh Realities of War , Discrimination: Religious
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In England, Ruby has no friends because of the speckled blotches on her face that kids say look like dirt. And Kate is sickly all the time, her older siblings each taking turns looking after her. Ruby and Kate’s first meeting is nearly disastrous, but the two lonely girls soon strike up a friendship. Their connection becomes all the more important when England joins the war against Germany and the blitz begins overhead.

In Germany, Erik and Hans are best friends filled with plans for their future: Erik taking over their beloved local zoo, and Hans serving pastries right outside the gates. They never expected to be forced to join the national service, training as pilots and tasked with hurting people.

And in London a mistreated dog roams the streets looking for handouts, and for a friend.

All of these lives will cross in the most surprising ways in this heart-rending tale of war and compassion, and hope that can be found in even the most unexpected friendships, brought to life by award-winning author Hilary McKay.

“The World Behind the Story.” Family trees.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Violence: War/Harsh Realities of War , Discrimination: Religious

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

288

Trim Size

8 3/10" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

5.4: points 10

Genre

Fic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Jun 2022

Book Genres

Historical Fiction

Topics

Friendship. Family life. Dogs. World War II (1939–1945). History of Great Britain, 1936–1952. History of Germany, 1933–1945.

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