Doodlebug Summer

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A & C Black, 2006 - Children's stories - 90 pages
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A story set during World War II. It is the summer of 1944. There have been no air raids for quite a while, and people are beginning to think the war may be coming to an end. Katie and her family don't sleep in the shelter any more, and it's a relief to be back in the comfort of proper beds. One night in June, she wakes to hear a noise like a loud motorbike, coming closer. It stops abruptly, and there are a few seconds of silence - then an explosion that rocks the house. The Doodlebugs have arrived…

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About the author (2006)

Alison Prince was joint winner of the Guardian Fiction Award in 1996 for The Sherwood Heroand is particularly known for her historical fiction. She has had many books published with OUP and has written two titles for Scholastic's My Story series, My Tudor Queen and Anne Boleyn and Me.

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