Parents' Guide to

A Place to Hang the Moon

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Bookish orphan sibs seek family in old-school WWII tale.

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age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+

Sooo good!

Perfect read a loud book for the entire family.

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Educational value
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There's a charming, old-fashioned, bookish vibe to Kate Albus' tale of orphaned, book-loving siblings in search of a new family, evacuated to the British countryside at the beginning of World War II. Kids who love the retro feel of early 20th century classics, from The Story of Ferdinand to A Little Princess, will be right at home in A Place to Hang the Moon. William, Edmund, and Anna lost their parents at an early age and have never known a proper home, but being avid readers they have a clear idea what it should be like based on their favorite stories. What they find in the countryside is much harsher -- but also there's kindness, a glimmer of hope, and something to cheer for as they connect with the local librarian.

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