Books by Jill Paton Walsh
Style: Average → Good
Attitude: Unobjectionable → Positive
John Aston, realising the plight of the British forces at Dunkirk, takes the family's small craft Dolphin and, helped by Pat Riley, braves the sky and land-based attacks to ferry troops from the beaches.
A short but thoughtful story, focusing on the effect war has on different characters and what courage is about. Those left behind in wartime. Spirit of those who took their small craft to ferry troops from the beaches of Dunkirk. Generosity of both boys supporting each other in different ways in spite of very different backgrounds.
15-year-old Bill is evacuated to Wales away from the grudging aunt with whom he lives.
A sturdy attempt to portray two mid-teenagers looking after themselves during the war; slightly dated style; no immodesty
Growing-Up, Historical, War
The Plague is brought to the Derbyshire town of Eyam in 1665 by a parcel of dress patterns sent up from London.