Today Daisy is joining me on the blog tour for the new Time School release. She is currently reading the book and and I am sharing my review.
I really enjoy dipping into Middle Grade and YA fiction and enjoyed reading this historical fiction for children.
Nikki Young has written a book packed full of historical references for children to help them be aware of how the Polish families were treated at the end of World War II. Stories like these are so important to helping preserve our history and helping children to learn more through reading fiction as well as non fiction.
We havent read the first book so hadn’t met these characters before but that didn’t affect the story. The language of the book was easy to understand and the paperback has a good size font to ensure that children don’t lose their place as they read. This is a book that they can read independently or could be read with or by a parent.
Reading this story has sparked a thirst for more knowledge from me and would be a great book for schools as there are talking points throughout the story that could be explored in a group environment.
A great storyline to keep readers engaged whilst helping to enforce some knowledge of events that happened as a result of the war.
Daisy’s Thoughts So Far…
I am really enjoying reading this book. I am now about halfway and have found it easy to read and understand. The characters are varied and I like that they have different personalities so I can imagine them as I read.
I like learning more about our history and am looking forward to finishing the story and seeing what they discover on their train trip this time and what year it will be based in.
Nadia Kaminski knows very little about her Polish grandfather so how is she going to write a speech about him to read at his funeral? She’s never really considered her Polish roots, so a trip back in time to time (to the end of the Second World War) and an encounter with Marcel, a Polish refugee, might be just what Nadia needs. Along with fellow time-travellers, Jess, Tomma and Ash, this is the group’s second experience of Hickley School in the past, and a chance to discover the struggles of those who found themselves stranded in a country that wasn’t their own. It’s time to board the train for another exciting journey back in time.
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About the Author
Nikki Young is a freelance writer, copywriter and author. She is the author of ‘The Mystery of the Disappearing Underpants’ an adventure story aimed at 7-9 year olds and reluctant readers.
Nikki also writes health-related articles, reviews and recipes on her blog, ‘A free-from life’. This blog was a finalist in the 2017 UK Allergy Blog Awards, recognising its provision of health information for food allergy and intolerance sufferers. Having a son and a husband, both with different dietary needs has been a challenge and one which has tested her knowledge.
As well as writing middle grade and young adult fiction, Nikki runs Storymakers, a creative writing club for children, which provides weekly courses and holiday workshops for children aged seven and above.
Many thanks to Helen at Literally PR for the invitation to join the blog tour and our copy of the book to read.
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