Put Out the Light book cover

Paperback £5.99
ISBN: 9781408130544
Publication Date: 9 September 2010

A&C Black Publishers
36 Soho Square, London, W1D 3QY
t: 020 7758 0200
f: 020 758 0222

Victory to friendship in tale of two countries at war

To be published on the 70th anniversary of the start of the Autumn 1940 Blitz

Review in current issue of School Librarian Autumn 2010

"This is a thrilling tale following the adventures of two groups of children during World War 11. This is a really substantial book which is a great example of history combining with literacy. Set in 1940 in war-torn Sheffield, a brother and sister set out to solve the mysteries of the air raid-signals.Meanwhile in Dachau , Germany two boys come up with a bold plan to bring an end to the war and help a Polish prisoner escape. As the reality of war strikes the children's adventures become quite terrifying as they fight to stay alive. Every chapter is a history lesson with the author paying great attention to detail leaving the children feeling that they are experiencing the war first hand."

Reviewed by Rebecca Chappell