Out of the Rubble

Coming home when home is gone

Author Sally Nicholls

Suitable for:  11+

Price:  £7.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-849495-9
Publication date: 06/01/2022
Paperback: 144 pages
Dimensions: 198x129mm

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It's early 1945, War is nearly over and evacuees are coming home. Judy is excited to be back in London, but things have changed. Her house has been destroyed, her mum is distant and there are bombsites all around. As Judy explores, she finds that the bombsites are more than just rubble. Can they help her to remember what her home used to be like?


  • The story of an evacuee in 1945 as she returns to her home and has to rebuild her life
  • Themes of loneliness, family, coping with the experience of war, and what home really means
  • Award-winning writer Sally Nicholls brings to life the experience of living through WW2
  • Written in partnership with Barrington Stoke and perfect for less-confident readers
  • Exciting stories combine with relevant issues to engage and motivate readers
  • Includes reading notes at the back of the book and free downloadable online resource pack

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