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The War That Saved My Life

Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

An exceptionally moving story of triumph against all odds set during World War 2, from the acclaimed author of Jefferson's Sons and for fans of Number the Stars. Nine-year-old Ada has never left her one-room apartment. Her mother is too humiliated by Ada's twisted foot to let her outside. So when her little brother Jamie is shipped out of London to escape the war, Ada doesn't waste a minute-she sneaks out to join him. So begins a new adventure of Ada, and for Susan Smith, the woman who is forced to take the two kids in. As Ada teaches herself to ride a pony, learns to read, and watches for German spies, she begins to trust Susan-and Susan begins to love Ada and Jamie. But in the end, will their bond be enough to hold them together through wartime? Or will Ada and her brother fall back into the cruel hands of their mother? This masterful work of historical fiction is equal parts adventure and a moving tale of family and identity-a classic in the making.

An exceptionally moving story of triumph against all odds set during World War 2, from the acclaimed author of Jefferson's Sons and for fans of Number the Stars. Nine-year-old Ada has never left her one-room apartment. Her mother is too humiliated by Ada's twisted foot to let her outside. So when her little brother Jamie is shipped out of London to escape the war, Ada doesn't waste a minute-she sneaks out to join him. So begins a new adventure of Ada, and for Susan Smith, the woman who is forced to take the two kids in. As Ada teaches herself to ride a pony, learns to read, and watches for German spies, she begins to trust Susan-and Susan begins to love Ada and Jamie. But in the end, will their bond be enough to hold them together through wartime? Or will Ada and her brother fall back into the cruel hands of their mother? This masterful work of historical fiction is equal parts adventure and a moving tale of family and identity-a classic in the making.
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An exceptionally moving story of triumph against all odds set during World War 2, from the acclaimed author of Jefferson's Sons and for fans of Number the Stars. Nine-year-old Ada has never left her one-room apartment. Her mother is too humiliated by Ada's twisted foot to let her outside. So when her little brother Jamie is shipped out of London to escape the war, Ada doesn't waste a minute-she sneaks out to join him. So begins a new adventure of Ada, and for Susan Smith, the woman who is forced to take the two kids in. As Ada teaches herself to ride a pony, learns to read, and watches for German spies, she begins to trust Susan-and Susan begins to love Ada and Jamie. But in the end, will their bond be enough to hold them together through wartime? Or will Ada and her brother fall back into the cruel hands of their mother? This masterful work of historical fiction is equal parts adventure and a moving tale of family and identity-a classic in the making.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jayne Entwistle

Length:

7h 39m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:15


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

10:53


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

13:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:05


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:20


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:42


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:31


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:05


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

16:15


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

11:39


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:48


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

14:16


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:43


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:25


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:36


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:05


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:24


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

12:00


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:19


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:31


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:55


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

13:07


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:26


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:23


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

12:42


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

10:03


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

11:38


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

13:02


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

12:45


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:57


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:42


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

14:19


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:02


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:13


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

11:24


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

13:02


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

14:50


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:15


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:49


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

14:35


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:56


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:46


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

09:33


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

10:50


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:23


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:34


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:45


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

00:34