Wave Me Goodbye

(3 reviews with an average rating of 5 out of 5)

Publisher: Doubleday Children’s

One day, Shirley’s mum tells her she’s going on a little holiday. London in 1939 isn’t safe, so Shirley finds herself packed up and on a train with hundreds of other children, charging out of London and ending in Meadow Ridge, a village very far away from home.

At the very grand Red House with the odd and reclusive Mrs Waverley, Shirley starts to adjust to a very different life in the country, where rabbits are shot for pies and two rough, silly boys from the East End annoy and charm her in equal measure. Yet when Mum turns up to rescue her, Shirley realises that perhaps Red House isn’t so bad...

Shirley’s emotional and physical hardships are sensitively depicted in this sometimes sad, sometimes happy, story, and Wilson returns to the theme of resilience of children in difficult circumstances. Recent and older fans of master storyteller Jacqueline Wilson will delight in this new tale of friendship and bravery.

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