Our Castle by the Sea

Our Castle by the Sea

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England is at war. Growing up in a lighthouse, Pets world has been one of storms, secret tunnels and stories about sea monsters. But now the clifftops are a terrifying battleground, and her family is torn apart. This is the story of a girl who is small, afraid and unnoticed. A girl who freezes with fear at the enemy planes ripping through the skies overhead. A girl who is somehow destined to become part of the strange, ancient legend of the Daughters of Stone.-- Publisher's description.
Publisher: New York : Chicken House/Scholastic, Inc., 2019
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781911077831
191107783X
9781338353853
1338353853
Branch Call Number: FICTION (JUV) Strange, Lucy
Characteristics: xi, 319 pages ; 22 cm

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Chapel_Hill_MarthaW Mar 10, 2019

I loved Lucy Strange's The Secret of Nightingale Wood, so I was eager to read this, her second book. And I think I loved it nearly as much, because pretty much everything about this was wonderful -- the coastal English WWII era setting; the smart, scared, confused protagonist at its heart; and the intriguing wartime mystery that keeps you turning the pages late into the night. It has more of a thriller feel to it than I was expecting from the cover or the back jacket copy, and I was absolutely not expecting it to be as much of a page-turner as it was, but I think kids (and, you know, adults who love children's books about England and lighthouses) will really enjoy this -- and they just might learn something, too.

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