The Guests of War Trilogy: The Sky is Falling / Looking at the Moon / The Lights Go On Again
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Based on historical events, this moving fictional account of the adventures of two English children in a foreign land has become a favorite among Canadian children-this award-winning trilogy is now available in this omnibus edition.
This unforgettable trio of novels by award-winning author Kit Pearson is composed of The Sky is Falling, Looking at the Moon and The Lights Go On Again. The character at the heart of these stories is Norah Stoakes, a young English girl who is sent by her parents to Canada, along with her younger brother, during the Second World War. After five years pass, Norah is comfortable with her new life and country, but when the war ends her brother, Gavin, is reluctant to return to England and to parents he can barely remember.
and Mole in The Wind in the Willows. To sit here with the lake breeze on her cheeks and the smell of fresh water in her nostrils; to hold on to these precious last weeks of summer—and to Andrew. 15 Lois O nce again Andrew was spending most of his time with the Mitchells. Norah decided he was probably avoiding the family until he told them his decision. When she pictured him facing the Elders on their last night she sometimes felt frightened for him. But she knew he would be splendid—he
hands on it!” Clare warned her. The tiny table went as far as the letter H and stopped. “That’s the first letter of his name,” said Clare. “What’s next, Ouija?” Slowly the pointer moved to A. “It’s laughing at you,” said Norah. “HA!” The others ignored her. “Now R,” whispered Janet. “But now it won’t move—why not?” “Is it another R?” asked Clare. The planchette swung over to the word yes. “Har, har,” whispered Norah. “Y!” said Clare. “Harry! Is the name ‘Harry’, Ouija?” Yes, answered the
room and pulled out a magazine from under the mattress. “I heard Mum tell Dad she was going to hide this from us,” said Tim. “So I sneaked in and found it.” Gavin recognized the cover. “Why would your parents hide Life?” “This issue is so creepy, I guess they thought it would scare us. It is scary. Are you brave enough to look?” Of course the other two had to say they were. They knelt on the floor and leaned on the bed while Tim opened the magazine. Then they stared in silence, while he
becoming a friend. It would be easier to just leave without telling her. Gavin kept putting off phoning her but he finally made himself do it the day before they left. “May I please speak to Eleanor?” “Just a minute—Eleanor!” a voice shouted in his ear. Her older sister. Then Eleanor answered. “Hello?” “Uh? this is Gavin.” “Hi, Gavin! Are you having a good summer?” He had meant to tell her on the phone but as soon as he heard her voice he wanted to see her one more time. “Can I come over?
trailed after Miss Carmichael, who looked after their dormitory and, as well, was in charge of all the children under nine. She was a softer, prettier version of Miss Montague-Scott; not as hearty, but just as school-teacherish. “What a well-behaved child Gavin is!” said Miss Carmichael. “And such an attractive little boy, with those huge eyes and delicate features.” She kept the younger children constantly occupied. Gavin came back to the room each evening with paint on his clothes and