The Kingdom by the Sea by Robert Westall audiobook

The Kingdom by the Sea: A Journey around the Coast of Great Britain

By Robert Westall
Read by Ron Keith

Recorded Books, Inc.
6.03 Hours 1
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The air raid siren that pierces the English night sky comes as no surprise to young Harry Baguely. Ever since Hitler began sending his warplanes to raid London, Harry has become an old hand at running to his family's bomb shelter and waiting for the attacks to end. This time, though, Harry's family doesn't make it to the shelter. A war orphan with no where to go and only a lonely dog for a friend, Harry decides to make a courageous journey up the English coast. He is looking for a place to call home, a safe place far away from the danger and confusion of the city. But when he finds it, will it be worth the struggle? In Harry's encounters with the frightened civilians and weary soldiers of war-torn England, Robert Westall draws a compelling portrait of the devastating effects of war on children. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults and an American Booksellers Pick of the Lists, The Kingdom by the Sea is both a powerful historical record and a moving tale of one boy's adventure.

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Summary

Summary

The air raid siren that pierces the English night sky comes as no surprise to young Harry Baguely. Ever since Hitler began sending his warplanes to raid London, Harry has become an old hand at running to his family's bomb shelter and waiting for the attacks to end. This time, though, Harry's family doesn't make it to the shelter. A war orphan with no where to go and only a lonely dog for a friend, Harry decides to make a courageous journey up the English coast. He is looking for a place to call home, a safe place far away from the danger and confusion of the city. But when he finds it, will it be worth the struggle? In Harry's encounters with the frightened civilians and weary soldiers of war-torn England, Robert Westall draws a compelling portrait of the devastating effects of war on children. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults and an American Booksellers Pick of the Lists, The Kingdom by the Sea is both a powerful historical record and a moving tale of one boy's adventure.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An excellent selection for private enjoyment, for reading aloud, as a supplement to units on war, or as a discussion starter on the human capacity to survive extreme adversity.” School Library Journal
“A fine survival story.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Robert Westall

Author Bio: Robert Westall

Robert Westall (1929–1993) was born in Northumberland, England. His first published book, The Machine Gunners, won him the Carnegie Medal. He won the Carnegie Medal again for The Scarecrows, which made him the first writer to win it twice. He also won the Smarties Prize for Blitzcat and the Guardian Award for The Kingdom by the Sea. Robert Westall’s books have been published in twenty-one different countries and in eighteen different languages, including Braille.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 6.03
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English