Year 5 2017-2018
Simms Cross Primary School
This term Year 5 are reading the novel Carrie’s War by Nina Bawden.
We are reading the book in conjunction with our study of World War Two.
The children will be studying all aspects of the war but we will particularly be focusing on how the war affected children.
Carrie's War by Nina Bawden is an unforgettable Second World War story.
'I did a dreadful thing...or I feel that I did, and nothing can change it...'
It is the Second World War and Carrie and Nick are evacuated from London to a small town in Wales, where they are placed with strict Mr Evans and his timid mouse of a sister.Their friend Albert is luckier, living in Druid's Bottom with Hepzibah Green who tells wonderful stories, and the strange Mister Johnny, who speaks a language all of his own. Carrie and Nick are happy to visit Albert there, until one day when Carrie does a terrible thing - the worst thing she ever did in her life...
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