The Sky Is Falling: Puffin Classics Edition (The Guests of War) (Paperback)
It is the summer of 1940, and all of England fears an invasion by Hitler’s army. When Norah learns that she and her brother Gavin are being sent to Canada, she’s not sure what to expect; she only knows that she doesn’t want to leave her home, her family, or her friends. The rich woman who takes them in prefers Gavin to her, the children at school taunt her—and, as the news from England becomes worse, she longs for home. But as Norah begins to make friends, she discovers a surprising responsibility that might help her accept her new country—and her new situation. Will Norah and Gavin be able to find their way through the shadows of war, even as the sky is falling?
Kit Pearson worked as a librarian for many years before publishing her first novel, The Daring Game (1986). She went on to write the linked novels The Sky Is Falling (1989), Looking at the Moon (1991), and The Lights Go On Again (1993), published in 1999 as The Guests of War trilogy, and Awake and Dreaming (1996), which won the Governor General’s Award. Pearson lives in Victoria, close to Ross Bay Cemetery, one of the settings in Awake and Dreaming .
“Reading Kit Pearson’s The Sky is Falling is like running your hand over a piece of cut velvet. This historical novel for children … is rich in color and texture.” - The Ottawa Citizen