The Skylarks' War

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The Skylarks' War
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  • 9781509894949
  • 9781509894970

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?

  • Pan Macmillan; September 2018
  • ISBN: 9781509894970
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  • Title: The Skylarks' War
  • Author: Hilary McKay
  • Imprint: Macmillan Children's Books
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781509894949
  • 9781509894970

In The Press

What a brilliant book. I laughed, I blubbed. The painful jolt of the Great War to one family carefully told.

About The Author

Hilary McKay is an award-winning author, having won the Guardian Fiction Prize for her first novel, The Exiles, and going on to win the Smarties and the Whitbread (now the Costa) Award for The Exiles in Love and Saffy's Angel. Hilary McKay's Fairy Tales was her first book with Macmillan Children's Books and is a critically acclaimed collection of clever retellings. Her 2018 title The Skylarks' War marks the centenary of the end of the First World War and is a classic in the making.