Dawn of Fear (Paperback)

By Susan Cooper

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780152061067, 176pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2007

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Derek and his friends, living outside of London during World War II, regard the frequent air raids with more fascination than fear--after all, they can barely remember a time without them. The boys are thrilled when school is canceled for a few days due to a raid, giving them time to work on their secret camp. But when their camp is savagely attacked by a rival gang from the neighborhood, the harsh reality of the violence surrouding them suddenly crashes down upon Derek and his friends--and a long night of bombing changes his feelings about the war forever.
     Includes a reader's guide.

About the Author

SUSAN COOPER is the Newbery Award-winning author of dozens of books, including The Boggart and the acclaimed The Dark Is Rising series.

Praise For Dawn of Fear

"Remarkable . . . A moving chronicle of despair and of courage."--Publisher's Weekly
"An uncommon kind of war story."--The Horn Book