2: chapter book
|Category Description||juvenile fiction / war & military|
|Dimensions||7.7 in h | 5.4 in w | 0.8 in t | 0.4 lb wt|
The day the First World War broke out, Alfie Summerfield's father promised he wouldn't go away to fight- but he broke that promise the following day. Four years later, Alfie doesn't know where his father might be, other than that he's away on a special, secret mission. Then, while shining shoes at King's Cross Station, Alfie unexpectedly sees his father's name on a sheaf of papers belonging to a military doctor. Bewildered and confused, Alfie realizes his father is in a hospital close by- a hospital treating soldiers with shell shock. Alfie isn't sure what shell shock is, but he is determined to rescue his father from this strange, unnerving place. . . .in John Boyne's Stay Where You Are and Then Leave.