Imagine what it might be like to be sent away from home in wartime. Kimberly Brubaker Bradley's award-winning novel The War That Saved My Life tells the story of fictional siblings whose lives unexpectedly change for the better in spite of the war. In this nonfiction companion, you'll dive deeper into the story and discover more about the real spies of World War II, ration books, the dangers of poverty, horses in the English countryside, and contributions women made on the home front.
The Nonfiction Companion series takes popular, grade-appropriate fiction titles and provides a more in-depth understanding of them. What were ration booklets really like? How did barefoot doctors work? Did families really run away to work on farms? Students will love to read about the histories, author backgrounds, and real-life facts surrounding books they already know and love.