Dear Canada: Exiles from the War:The War Guest Diary of Charlotte Mary Twiss, Guelph, Ontario, 1940

When a frightened girl and boy arrive on the Twiss family’s doorstep to escape the Blitz, Charlotte wonders how she will keep her war guests from missing their parents back home, or from cowering every time a plane flies overhead. Though the war is being waged across the Atlantic, Charlotte begins to feel its danger, as her brother George defies their parents and enlists in the Navy. After months of receiving letters from overseas, suddenly there is no word from him–has the unthinkable happened?

Reading Ability:  Grade 4,5,6

Genre: World War II, Great Britian; War children; Historical Fiction; Canadian History

Theme: Courage; War; Surival;Acceptance

Who would like this book?  Students that enjoy reading about Canadian history, especially about children that were sent to Canada to be ‘safe’ during World War II; diary format books.

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