Stay Where You Are and Then Leave

Written by Boyne and John and Illustrated by Jeffers and Oliver

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 This title has Common Core connections

Age Range 9 - 12 years
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Henry Holt & Company Books For Young Readers
Grade Level 4th - 6th
Lexile 880L