The Night War

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$17.99  $16.73
Dial Books
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5.67 X 8.35 X 0.94 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author
Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (she/her) is the author of Newbery Honor winners Fighting Words and The War that Saved My Life. The sequel to the latter, The War I Finally Won, appeared on many state-award and best-books lists and was described as "stunning" by The Washington Post and "honest" and "daring" by The New York Times. Kimberly and her husband have two grown children and live with their dog, several po­nies, a highly opinionated mare, and a surplus of cats on a fifty-two acre farm in Bristol, Tennessee.
*An Indie Next Pick*

★ "Historical fiction at its finest. Two-time Newbery honoree Bradley is at her best here; this is a novel that brings layers of the past to life [and showcases] the author's expertise as a gifted storyteller. [Her] latest masterpiece features a determined and daring heroine . . . Readers will be wholeheartedly rewarded." --School Library Journal (starred review)

"This poignant story moves quickly but takes care to consider with sensitivity the excruciating choices Miri must make at every turn as she's torn between choosing safety and honoring her heritage and her convictions. A gripping, humane tale that examines what war demands of children and what it costs them." --Kirkus (starred review)

"Bradley has crafted a compelling historical novel told in Miri's apposite first-person voice. The book has a hint of magic that . . . becomes as satisfying as the whole of this fine novel." --Booklist

"Grief, loss, courage, and choosing the best thing to do, even in dire situations, are important themes [in The Night War]. So is the ability to change your mind when you get better information. Part Holocaust-era thriller, part ghost story, part historical adventure, . . . Kimberly Brubaker Bradley packs a lot of peril, courage, history, and nuance into her tale of a Jewish tween fleeing Nazis . . . The Night War combines a thrilling plot with a lot of ethical issues . . . An exciting, thought-provoking read that celebrates doing the right thing [and] accepting that maybe you're wrong sometimes." --Common Sense Media (a Common Sense Selection)

"Fast-paced, suspenseful, and heart-wrenching. [Miri's] emotions are believable, admirable, and valiant. A fantastical element may catch some readers by surprise, but Bradley places hints along the way that may tip off those who read closely. The secondary characters are fully formed and give younger readers of this period hope that people are capable of seeing the errors of their ways. An extensive author's note expands on elements of historical events. Highly recommended." --Historical Novel Society

"Engaging [and] imaginative . . . Miri's vulnerability and sense of responsibility give [the story] emotional weight and contemporary appeal." --The Horn Book

"Poses thoughtful questions about religious divides and parallels through the experiences of 12-year-old Miriam Schreiber, a German Jew [in 1942 France.] Miri's highly credible emotions and actions make for a deeply sympathetic character facing increasingly dangerous and suspenseful circumstances." --Publishers Weekly

"Miri is strong, courageous, and very determined . . . [This is a] must-read, [and] timely with its message that there is no place . . . in this world for racism at all." --YA and Kids Books Central

"A heroic main character with an emotionally compelling story. Its significance cannot be overstated, as we need this important book now more than ever." --Imagination Soup (starred review and Book of the Month)