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The Sky Is Falling Puffin Books Kit Pearson Books Reviews

The Sky is Falling is a wonderful children's book by Canadian authouress Kit Pearson. It is the heart wrenching story of ten year old Norah and her brother Gavin, who flee England in the midst of the second World War. Gavin is too young to understand what is happening to him, but Norah knows perfectly well what is happening to her, her parents are shipping her off to some place called Canada, to live with people that she doesn't know in a place she has never visited. My reccomendation is to read it and buy it.
Set in WWII era England and Canada, the sky is falling is a poignant coming of age story during one of the toughest times in history. The story is told through the eyes of Norah, a ten year old English girl who is growing up in her war pocked country. To her great dismay she and her younger brother are sent away to Canada to live with some elderly sister in order to keep them safe from the bombs that are dropping in England everyday. Her parents only want to keep her safe but Norah feels betrayed by her parents for sending her away, and feels extremly lonely in this new country where no matter how hard she tried could not manage to fit in. The book follows Norah through her struggle to be accepted in Canada and to come to terms with her own feelings about being sent away from her native country and the idea tha one can find home wherever they go. The Sky is Falling combines a wonderful coming of age story that would be interesting for any young adault, and a really vivd picture of what life was like for the people of Canada and England during WWII. This is a must for anyone who wants a great story and a little bit of history.
Have you ever wondered how to explain about the War, and the happenings to your children? Well Kit Pearson, Vancouver BC Author explains it in a clear and precise manner through her book, the Sky is Falling.
The World War 2 has several of children, including Norah and Gavin, and then all of their friends going to Canada, and other ares that will allow for them to remain safe during the War time, Norah; however, was wanting to stay in Conventry along with her Uncle, and Aunt, but her mother said no, you will go with the other children, and stay safe with them, and then you can come back when it is over.
If you want to find out more about Gavin and Norah's Adventure, please read the book, and you will find out more. I don't want to say anymore, because I don't want to ruin the book for everyone!
The Sky is Falling by Kit Pearson is a very good book. The main character is ten-year-old Norah Stoakes, who lives in England in 1940, during World War Two. She loves living in England, and she and her friends have a secret club called the Skywatchers, who watch the sky for enemy planes. But then Mr. and Mrs. Stoakes decide that it would be best to send Norah and her five-year-old brother, Gavin, to live in Canada until the war is over. Norah is upset, but she is sent to Canada anyway. She and Gavin get sent to live with the Ogilvies, a rich mother and daughter that live in Toronto. The children are told to call them Aunt Mary and Aunt Florence. They prefer Gavin, because all they wanted was a boy. Norah hates it in Canada. She has no friends, because in school she is considered a coward. She is miserable. Will Norah ever grow to like Canada? Will she and Gavin ever see England again? This book was interesting, and the ending was surprising. It taught me about what it was like to be an English evacuee in Canada during World War Two.
Often we forget how war impacts children. It doesn't need to be a battle or the vivid views of death and destruction. Just daily life when a nation is at war.

In modern times we've 'rescued' children from war torn areas to the safer parts of the world either for a summer or a school year. Thin Northern Irish children coming to Central New York for a summer, or Israeli children visiting family in the States.

In the 1940s, brother and sister Norah (7), and Gavin (G. almost a baby at age 5), leave their parents to stay in Canada, "for up to a year." Except no one knows how long the war will be, and how harsh it will be on the English cities and countryside. Up to a year at the start of their voyage becomes...well, longer. Three books long.

Away from the war, Norah and Gavin enjoy a peaceful lifestyle, enjoying much that is rationed in Europe (especially foods,and utilities like light and fuel). Life is good by all accounts. Except children will always miss their families... even when 'life is good' by anyone's standards. In this case, even without war, would N. & G. have enjoyed what they come to accept as daily urban Toronto life were they to have remained on the farm in England?

Pearson gets 'close' to the children in the story, just as children reading Norah's adventures will get close to her. She grows as a person throughout the books, and it is easily seen that the selfish child who leaves England in 1942 is not the mature person who we read about in the final book of the trilogy. The reader grows with both children, through their experiences. Norah who 'remembers,' home, and Gavin who begins to think of Canada as he matures the time in Canada is more relevant than the baby years in the England. Norah keeps her accent, Gavin sounds more like Aunt Florence and Aunt Mary than his parents.

I would recommend this trilogy to any child who is s student of history, or has been separated from their own family for any length of time, or adults who wish to share a rich memorable story with their grands/or children.

And teachers/educators, listen up, a great way to get discussions going! SO MUCH to compare to our contemporary world safe from wars in other parts of the globe. Even today...rationing of food/lights/heat/clothing. How does this compare with the world of the citizens of your classrooms!!

I hope Pearson's books never go out of print. There is a reason that this book won a major Canadian award for writing!!!
My son choose this book for a nonfiction book report assignment for school. He wasn't very excited about the assignment, but after starting this book he really enjoyed it. He has said how good the book was and that he was glad he had to read it.
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