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Bawden, Nina
New York : Lippincott, 1973.
IL 4-6 .
ISBN 1855493020 
In World War II, children of London were shipped to homes in the country so they could escape the bombing of London. In "Carrie's War", we relive the time Carrie spent in the country with her brother as a border to a stingy shopkeeper. The names are delightful -- there's a rich old woman named Mrs. Gotobed -- there's a smart boy, Albert Sandwich, who boards with a kind housekeeper, Hepzibah (who some think is a witch because she uses herbs and teas to cure illnesses). There's a missing will, a skull with with a curse on it, and some say a haunted valley. Carrie is now a mother and their children find the strength to go on to overcome the fear that Carrie has brought back with her as she revisits the site of her World War II stay.
SUBJECTS:     Wales -- Fiction
                        World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction


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