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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.

©2014 Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (P)2014 Listening Library

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"With her skillful presentation of true-to-life characters, Entwistle's narration is totally compelling." (AudioFile)

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Def one of my favourite Books. Aidas Story is moving and Heart Warming and shows that somehow everything has its positive side

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Not what I expected but so much better

Absorbing, heart rendering...a "feel good" story, which left me in tears! Jane Entwistle reads with perfect diction and pleasant voice. I highly recommend.

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This was the Best audiobook

I ever heard. The voice is just right,the Story is heartbreaking and gripping.i loved it!