A Place to Hang the Moon

A Place to Hang the Moon

Set against the backdrop of World War II, Anna, Edmund, and William are evacuated from London to live in the countryside, bouncing from home to home in search of a permanent family.

It is 1940 and Anna, 9, Edmund, 11, and William, 12, have just lost their grandmother. Unfortunately, she left no provision for their guardianship in her will. Her solicitor comes up with a preposterous plan: he will arrange for the children to join a group of schoolchildren who are being evacuated to a village in the country, where they will live with families for the duration of the war. He also hopes that whoever takes the children on might end up willing to adopt them and become their new family--providing, of course, that the children can agree on the choice.

Moving from one family to another, the children suffer the cruel trickery of foster brothers, the cold realities of outdoor toilets, and the hollowness of empty tummies. They seek comfort in the village lending library, whose kind librarian, Nora Muller, seems an excellent candidate--except that she has a German husband whose whereabouts are currently unknown. Nevertheless, Nora's cottage is a place of bedtime stories and fireplaces, of vegetable gardens and hot, milky tea. Most important, it's a place where someone thinks they all three hung the moon. Which is really all you need in a mom, if you think about it.

Fans of The War That Saved My Life and other World War II fiction will find an instant classic in A Place to Hang the Moon.

Title:A Place to Hang the Moon
ISBN:9780823447053
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    A Place to Hang the Moon Reviews

  • Lisa  (not getting friends updates) Vegan

    This was so good I feel like crying. One for my favorites shelf!Charming! Engaging. Three children, siblings each with a unique personality and all endearing. It’s a lovely story!A page-turner!Orpha...

  • Beth Anne

    May 2021:I finished reading aloud A Place to Hang the Moon yesterday and my kids would like to add their voices to mine in recommendation!I flew through this book in March in just 24 hours and absolut...

  • Ms. Yingling

    E ARC Provided by NetgalleyAnna, Edmund, and William live in London at the start of WWII. Their parents have been dead for several years, and their grandmother has just passed away. They wish they cou...

  • Belles Middle Grade Library

    What a read! This was phenomenal! It got a big book hug when I finished, & it left me with all the happy feels. I was 12% through this when I picked it up yesterday-then I finished the rest in 2 separ...

  • Susy  *MotherLambReads*

    "It's time to start a new story."This was a Bookstagram book made me do it and so glad I did. My daughter got ahold of it before I did and we got to talk about it. A sweet and huggable coming home sto...

  • Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)

    3.5 starsIf I had to describe this middle-grade book, I would say it was quaint. If I'm allowed to add a couple more words, I'd say it was a bit sad at times, but also sweet. I loved seeing the siblin...

  • Misty Wilson read.fine.print

    A Place to Hang the Moon by Kate Albus was acclaimed by bookstagrammers @bibliopals @bookworm_baggins @bookskeelyreads @mrsdeatonreads @momlifeandbooks and I pay attention! When my friends all love a ...

  • Amanda M (The Curly Reader)

    A beautiful middle grade following a set of 3 orphan siblings that evacuate London during WWII in search of a new family. It reminded me a lot of the beginning of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe...

  • Evelina | AvalinahsBooks

    How I read this: Free ebook copy received through EdelweissSo this weekend, I finally read a couple middle grade books that broke my huge reading slump, and A Place to Hang the Moon was one of them. I...

  • Victor

    The warmth and sweetness that emanates from this story...I was smitten. A Place to Hang the Moon tells the story of three orphan siblings trying to find their forever parent during World War II, and r...