As World War 2 breaks out, six-year-old Jimmy Sweeney is evacuated from London to the country. He is now an outcast, bullied by the local kids and mistreated by the awful Mrs Cribbins. One night a stranger appears in his room. A tall clean boy who brings him wonderful food and other amazing things. They become friends which is good because pretty soon Jimmy is going to need a friend. His life may depend upon it . . .
Suitable for both children and adults from ages 9+
Shalini Boland has always been a writer in some shape or form. Before children, she was signed to Universal Music as a singer/songwriter. Now she writes Children’s and Young Adult fiction – gripping adventures full of drama and action.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
It’s based on the real-life events of my father-in-law who was evacuated to the country at the age of five. But I’ve given the story a magical twist.