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Nov 19 2007

Andie's moon by Linda Newbery

cover image Usborne, 2007
(Age 10 Ė12 ) When Andie and her family move to London, they have a house in Chelsea to stay in while they search for a place of their own. Here Andie and her sister love to roam the King's Road, Prue eventually gaining part time work, but all their dreams are shattered when their parents announce that they are to return to their house in Slough as they cannot find a place to buy. It is the time of the Moon Landing, 1969, and Andie is obsessed with painting the moon, especially after she finds a boy her age in the flats who sneaks up onto the roof at night to watch the moon.

Melded together with lots of information about the swinging sixties, Newbery has created a charming story about a young girl following her dreams. Part of the series called The Historical House, this story about Andie and her sister will have wide appeal to upper primary girls.
Fran Knight
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