'A heart-warming story packed with Second World War detail' - Daily Express
'Carrie's War for a new generation of children' - Belfast Telagraph
September, 1939: At the breakout of the Second World War , ten-year-old Shirley is sent away on a train. She doesn't know where she's going, or what's going to happen to her when she gets there. All she has been told is that she's going on 'a little holiday'.
She soon finds herself lodged deep in the countryside, with two boys from the East End of London, Kevin. But here, living in the strange, half-empty Red House with the mysterious and reclusive Mrs Waverley, the children's lives will be changed for ever.
Award-winning, bestselling and beloved author Jacqueline Wilson has created a beautiful, moving story of friendship and bravery against the backdrop of the worst conflict the world has ever known.
'So good, I couldn't put it down.' - Reader review, BookTrust
'The reigning queen of British children's fiction, Jacqueline Wilson, turns to the second World War with Wave Me Goodbye . . .The story handles the balance of big worries - the war - with the smaller details of what it means to be separated from one's family while life still goes on.' - The Irish Times
A heart-warming story packed with Second World War detail
An emotional and dramatic urgency that will keep readers turning the pages compulsively
Wilson has an incredible ability to inhabit her child characters so precisely and Wave Me Goodbye will be like Nina Bawden’s Carrie’s War for a new generation of children learning about our country’s past
Wilson has a gift for striking truths . . . a worthy addition to [her] ever-growing body of work
There's no better time to start writing letters to loved ones. In the current climate, it's become much more difficult to see friends and family members regularly. And so a wonderful way to let them know how you're doing is by sending a letter. We spoke to author Jacqueline Wilson and she gave us her top tips on how to write a really great one.
September, 1939. As the Second World War begins, ten-year-old Shirley is sent away on a train with her schoolmates. She doesn’t know where she’s going, or what’s going to happen to her when she gets there. All she has been told is that she’s going on ‘a little holiday’.