A supernatural love story that touches on the First World War.
Kerry hates her new school. She doesn't think much of the new house either, as it's full of strange noises.
While waiting by the old war memorial for her mum to come home, she meets a boy. He seems nice, but very sad about something. And he's dressed a bit oddly too...
*Help Key Stage 3 students move from Level 3c to Level 3b in reading.
*Support comprehension with the atmospheric, age-appropriate illustrations.
*Contextualise the story using the double-page about the First World War.
*Encourage shared and guided reading using the ready-made tasks and discussion points on the activity pages at the back of the book.
Pippa Goodhart's Granddad fought in the First World War. He rode a mule into battle in desert in Mesopotamia (which we now call Iraq), and was wounded with a bit of shrapnel that went into his chest and out of his back. He had the scars for the rest of his life. If that bit of shrapnel hadn't slipped just between his lungs and his heart, he would have died, and Pippa, and many of her relatives, would never have existed.