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Emma Reeves
Dramas & Plays
Oberon Books (September 1, 2007)
96 pages
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One of the most loved and enduring wartime novels, Carrie's War is a modern classic.

One of the most loved and enduring wartime novels, Carrie's War is a modern classic. Published for the first time as a Virago Modern Classic, with a new foreword by Michael Morpurgo. A wonderful children's classic and a book that can be enjoyed by older readers too, Nina Bawden's 'Carrie's War' focuses on twelve-year-old Carrie, who, with her younger brother, Nick, arrives as an evacuee in a small coal-mining town in Wales. At the train station in Wales, Carrie meets Albert Sandwich, a tall, bespectacled teenager, who helps her with her luggage and accompanies her and Nick to the town hall where they are collected by their host families.

Carrie's War. Emma Jane Reeves, Nina Bawden. PaperBack (15 Dec 2006). Additional Information. by Nina Bawden and Emma Reeves. ISBN13:9781840027204. Release Date:September 2007. Publisher:Oberon Books, Limited.

Carrie's War - ປຶ້ມອີປຶ້ມທີ່ຂຽນໂດຍ Nina Bawden, Emma Reeves. When the Second World War air raids threaten their safety in the city, Carrie and her brother Nick are evacuated to a small Welsh village

Carrie's War - ປຶ້ມອີປຶ້ມທີ່ຂຽນໂດຍ Nina Bawden, Emma Reeves. ່ານປຶ້ມນີ້ໂດຍໃຊ້ແອັບ Google Play Books ໃນຄອມພິວເຕີ, ອຸປະກອນ android, iOS ຂອງທ່ານ. When the Second World War air raids threaten their safety in the city, Carrie and her brother Nick are evacuated to a small Welsh village. But the countryside has dangers and adventures of its own - and a group of characters who will change Carrie's life forever. There's mean Mr Evans, who won't let the children eat meat; but there’s also kind Auntie Lou.

Carrie’s War is a medium length book by Nina Bawden, about World War Two. It is reasonably priced and has small illustrations at the beginning of each chapter. The book is intended for readers aged 9-12. The book is intended for readers aged 9-12 More.

Emma Reeves has created a stunning stage adaptation of Nina Bawden’s much loved classic . Carrie's War - Nina Bawden.

anything will beat this traditional page-to-stage adaptation for ceaselessly involving telling of a cracking story’ - Evening Standard. Irresistible’ - Sunday Telegraph, Critic's Choice.

Published September 1st 2007 by Oberon Books. I recommend reading the book by Nina Bawden instead of the play adaptation.

Adapted from a novel by much-loved childrens' writer. Published September 1st 2007 by Oberon Books.

Oberon Plays for Younger People. Carrie's War by Nina Bawden is the story of Carrie and her little brother Nick during World War II. The children were sent to live in the country, away from the bombings in London, for their own safety. The children are placed with an absurdly cheap shopkeeper and his mousy sister for the war's duration, and they are very unhappy there, suffering from the shopkeeper's frugality and the sister's inability to stand up to her brother.

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Adapted from a novel by much-loved childrens' writer
  • Mopimicr
This book was one of my favorite books as a child. I loaned it to a friend and never could find another copy. I always wanted to read it to my daughter, but then I found that it was made I to a movie in Britain. Wow! Very powerful story.
  • anneli
Although I read this many years ago, I ordered it to re-read because I had seen the play on one of my visits to the UK at the Royal Theatre Bath after a West End run. As a war baby myself who stayed in London during the War, I grew up aware of the traumatic effects on children who were evacuated without their parents. Nina Bawden`s description of the desolation these two children felt sitting on that Welsh station platform waiting to be claimed was so realistic. Although their host was harsh and old-fashioned they were in fact kindly treated by the others in the family. There is something very magical about their discoveries and the relationships created. A beautiful book worth reading. I would recommend it to teenagers as well as adults so that they can understand how war impacted the most innocent of civilians, the children.
  • Grosho
The stage directions take so much away from the story. I bought thinking it was the book and was very disappointed to find it had stage directions. I wish they did this in just book form for Kindle.
  • The Sinners from Mitar
I'd read Nina Bawden's "The Peppermint Pig" when I was in elementary school, but our library didn't have any other titles by her. The book listed all of Bawden's other titles, but I didn't get to read "Carrie's War" until I was in high school. It's a wonderful story, and a fascinating look into the world of one of the many children sent to stay in the rural British countryside during World War II.
  • Cerar
very good book
  • Beabandis
Nina Bawden's 1973 YA story is related with the ring of an authentic WWII memory. One of several books to be inspired by the evacuation of hundreds of London children during the Blitz, Carrie's War appears at first glance to be the experiences of Carrie Willow and her younger brother, Nick, during the long separation from their mother (and father in the Navy). Their wartime odyssey takes them, along with many other evacuees, to a remote mining town in Wales, where the land is devastated by mining interests rather than bombs.

Albeit safe, their life is far from soft in the home of the rigid and
arrogant Councillor, Mr. Evans--their reluctant host. Bullying and mean he seems to relish his role as an ogre; supercilious, stingy with his resources and self-righteous in religious matters, he expects the siblings
to toe the line and cower respectfully in his presence. No deviation from duty and gratitude will be tolerated. The only softening influence in the household is provided by his younger sister, Aunty Lou, who meekly submits to her tyrannical brother. Carrie and Nick soon grow to love her, as they secretly pity her suffocated existence.

Luckier in his Welsh billeting his fellow travelers, tall and scholarly Albert Sandwich is sent to stay at a home in Druid's Bottom--near a forest of ancient yew trees--which local reputation whispers about magical or mysterious undertones of past centuries, when the Celts practiced "the old religion." He stoutly denies that his hostess, Miss Hepzibah Green, is a witch, though she fascinates the children with
her tale of a screaming skull and its curse.

Disguised as a modest YA story Carrie's War actually proves a psychological novel, with plenty of dialogue to maintain teenage
interest, plus mystery and complex human emotions to stimulate more mature readers. Most of the book consists of detailed flashback on the siblings' sojourn in Wales. We soon realize that Carrie is now a mother of several children herself, who has undertaken a sentimental journey with them to revisit the sights which made such lasting impressions
on her 12-year-old mind some thirty years ago. Alas, Carrie is haunted by what she considers her great, immature crime: "it was all my fault," she confesses in anguish, though there was none to condemn her.
She has voluntarily shouldered a heavy burden of guilt, although her adult mind rejects the role of her impetuous, thoughtless action and a legendary curse. Then too she is torn with doubt re the role of Mr. Evans in the disappearance of his older sister's will. "Miss Heart and Mr. Head," as Hepzibah nicknames her and Albert, were united in their love and compassion for her and her mentally-challenged ward, Mr. Johnny. Carrie comes of age in this excellent and fascinating story.
  • lolike
Carrie and her brother Nick are sent like all the other children in England to the countryside during WWII. They leave with very little luggage, a nametag, a gas mask and a lunch. Carrie's father is fighting in the war, her mother will eventually move to the Irish countryside to live and work while her family is separated.

Carrie and Nick are sent to Wales and are picked up by a woman (Anty Lou) and her brother (Mr. Evans) to live with them. Mr. Evans is an extremely particular, pitiable, mean and cheerless man. Anty Lou has been under his thumb since she has not married. Originally Anty Lou was only supposed to come back with one child, but Carrie begs Lou that they can not be seperated and they will share a bed together and be no trouble.

Down in the valley live relations of Mr. Evans and the children love it there, there aren't so many rules, it's cheerful and fun, the food is delicious and the woman running the house is full of stories and superstitions. And of course there is the one friend the children have made, Albert Sandwich.

While reading this book you are looking through Carrie's eyes, and recalling her past. She is an adult and she has come back to visit the place she stayed during the war, what haunts her, is that she caused the ruin of the people she loved in the valley.

The story is so engaging and interesting. I read this book with a group of 9 year olds who had so many questions about being sent to live with another family, not knowing where your parents are, how they really did feel sorry for Mr. Evans, even though he was such a beast. We had great discussions with this book.