Derek and his friends, living outside of London during World War II, regard the frequent air raids with more fascination than fear--after all, they can barely remember a time without them. The boys are thrilled when school is canceled for a few days due to a raid, giving them time to work on their secret camp. But when their camp is savagely attacked by a rival gang from the neighborhood, the harsh reality of the violence surrouding them suddenly crashes down upon Derek and his friends--and a long night of bombing changes his feelings about the war forever. Includes a reader's guide.But there was no need. When Tom came to the door, pushing his fingers sleepily through his short curly hair as if it were a hearthrug, he said that his mother was working an early ... There was a coal stove in one corner, of the kind that all their own houses had, serving both to warm the kitchen and to heat the water supply.
|Title||:||Dawn of Fear|
|Publisher||:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 2007-08-01|