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Sirens are blaring. Families huddle in bomb shelters. A nearby city is in flames.

For Derek and his friends, night-time air raids are a normal part of everyday life. When a particularly violent raid closes their school for a few days, the boys use the time to complete construction of their secret camp. But to their horror, their refuge is savagely attacked by a rival neighbourhood gang. And then, after one night filled with bombing, the war changes his world forever.

Dawn of fear - Susan Cooper

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Title
Dawn of fear
Author
Susan Cooper
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Red Fox
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20150507

Sirens are blaring. Families huddle in bomb shelters. A nearby city is in flames.

For Derek and his friends, night-time air raids are a normal part of everyday life. When a particularly violent raid closes their school for a few days, the boys use the time to complete construction of their secret camp. But to their horror, their refuge is savagely attacked by a rival neighbourhood gang. And then, after one night filled with bombing, the war changes his world forever.

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Susan Cooper is a world-renowned author of children's books. Born and brought up in England, she worked as a journalist before moving to America, where she now lives. Her classic The Dark Is Rising sequence has won the Newbery Medal and was twice shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. Her Boggart titles have won the Scottish Arts Council Children's Book Award and been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and the Smarties Prize. King of Shadows was also shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. As well as writing novels, Susan Cooper has written for the theatre and for television. Her website is at www.thelostland.com and her Facebook is at www.facebook.com/SusanCooperFanPage.

Remarkable . . . A moving chronicle of despair and of courage.
Publishers Weekly

An uncommon kind of war story
The Horn Book

Well-written . . . Doesn't shy from realistic facts and emotions
The New York Times

Type
BOOK
Edition
|Reprint
Keyword Index
World War, 1939-1945 - Juvenile fiction.|Children's stories.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
173

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