by Hilary McKay - £6.99 Pan Macmillan (2018)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781509894963 | ISBN 10: 1509894969
Winner of the Costa Children’s Book Award 2018.
The Skylarks' War is a beautiful story following the loves and losses of a family growing up against the harsh backdrop of World War One, from the award-winning Hilary McKay.
Clarry and her older brother Peter live for their summers in Cornwall, staying with their grandparents and running free with their charismatic cousin, Rupert. But normal life resumes each September – boarding school for Peter and Rupert, and a boring life for Clarry at home with her absent father, as the shadow of a terrible war looms ever closer.
When Rupert goes off to fight at the front, Clarry feels their skylark summers are finally slipping away from them. Can their family survive this fearful war?
Recommended for readers aged approx 9-12
(Price & availability last checked: January 2019)
In booklists: World War One: Books for Children and Young Adults, Fiction - Older Children, In categories: Childrens & Teenage Books, Peace & Human Rights, Fiction,