War and Millie McGonigle

War and Millie McGonigle

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The Newbery Award-winning author of Catherine, Called Birdy and The Midwife's Apprentice tells a heartfelt and humorous story of WWII on the homefront.

Millie McGonigle lives in sunny California, where her days are filled with beach and surf. It should be perfect--but times are tough. Hitler is attacking Europe and it looks like the United States may be going to war. Food is rationed and money is tight. And Millie's sickly little sister gets all the attention and couldn't be more of a pain if she tried. It's all Millie can do to stay calm and feel in control.

Still--there's sand beneath her feet. A new neighbor from the city, who has a lot to teach Millie. And surfer boy Rocky to admire--even if she doesn't have the guts to talk to him.

It's a time of sunshine, siblings, and stress. Will Millie be able to find her way in her family, and keep her balance as the the world around her loses its own?

Author: Karen Cushman
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Published: 04/06/2021
Pages: 224
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.70lbs
Size: 8.60h x 5.70w x 0.90d
ISBN: 9781984850102
Audience: Ages 9-12

Review Citation(s):
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 03/01/2021
Publishers Weekly 02/15/2021
Kirkus Reviews 02/15/2021
Booklist 03/01/2021 pg. 58
Horn Book Magazine 03/01/2021 pg. 85
School Library Journal 03/01/2021 pg. 92

About the Author
Karen Cushman's first book, Catherine, Called Birdy, was a Newbery Honor winner and her second, The Midwife's Apprentice, was awarded the Newbery Medal. She was an adjunct professor in Museum Studies at John F. Kennedy University for 11 years, before retiring to Vashon Island, near Seattle, Washington, in order to write full time.