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“Nick was frightened of ogres and spiders and crabs and cold water and the dentist and dark nights, but he wasn’t afraid of Mr Evans, even after that first dreadful night, because Mr Evans had false teeth that clicked when he talked.”

Bombs are falling on London when Carrie and Nick are sent away. Wartime evacuees billeted in Wales, they stay with bullying old Mr Evans and his timid mouse of a sister. Their friend Albert is luckier, living in Druid’s Bottom with Hepzibah Green and the strange Mr Johnny. But the old house is tainted by the Screaming Skull’s ancient curse. And when Carrie does a terrible thing, will it haunt them all forever? The timeless story of two evacuees transported to rural Wales brilliantly evokes the Second World War era, and poignantly explores choice and consequence from a child’s perspective.

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  1. Flintdolphin27
    on 22 June 2014

    I love this book. If you want to learn about the Second World War, then this is the book for you!

    5out of 5
  2. loolypop999
    on 14 May 2014

    this was ok but is not really my type but it goodfor children

    3out of 5
  3. lebbyland27
    on 4 March 2014

    i saw the film and i think this film is kind of sad because they have to be separated. but this was true in the world war 2 times…

    4out of 5
  4. catlover96
    on 8 March 2013

    A great historical fiction book! It caught my full attention at once. It’s a great classic and very memorable.

  5. Sherlock25
    on 4 March 2013

    a fab book that you will want to keep reading over and over again

  6. SmileyJess
    on 11 November 2011

    I loved this book, very good. Read it at as class and made predections!

    5out of 5
  7. blastendedskrewt
    on 14 August 2011

    Fantastic book. Read this as a class and watched the film in Primary school. Also read ‘When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit’, which is also a great read.

    5out of 5