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My Secret War Diary, by Flossie Albright

By Marcia Williams
Illustrated by Marcia Williams

A fascinating diary account of the Second World War, as seen through the eyes of a young girl.

Flossie is just nine years old when, in 1939, Britain declares war on Germany and her father leaves the family home to join the army. Flossie is left to bring up her baby brother and to face a whole host of new experiences on her own. Her diary becomes an outlet for relaying all the news from at home and abroad. From the first evacuees arriving to her sweetheart's being killed in Normandy in 1944, Flossie has to endure much hardship. But her own special blend of courage, humour and fighting spirit sees her through to the Armistice, when she can welcome her dad home at last.

  • From author and illustrator of bestselling Archie's War comes the story of Archie's daughter, Flossie.
  • An imaginative and informative way for children to learn about the Second World War. As it is told from the perspective of a children, children are able to relate to what is happening.
  • An engaging and interactive format, with beautiful illustrations and fold out letters that perfectly capture the spirit of the time.

About the author

Marcia Williams has illustrated and retold many literary classics for children with her distinctive cartoon-strip style. Among her highly acclaimed titles are Greek Myths (9781406303476), Mr William Shakespeare's Plays (9780744569469), God and His Creations: Tales from the Old Testament (9781844285280) and Oliver Twist and Other Great Dickens Stories (9781406305630). Marcia lives in London, SW13.

Awards

2009: British Book Design and Production Awards - Children's Trade

Design and Production Award - Winner

ISBN: 9781406331998
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: July 1, 2015
Dimensions: 190 x 230mm, 144pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $14.99
New Zealand RRP: $16.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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