My Secret War Diary, by Flossie Albright: My History of the Second World War 1939-1945

My Secret War Diary, by Flossie Albright: My History of the Second World War 1939-1945

Marcia Williams / Nov 18, 2019

My Secret War Diary by Flossie Albright My History of the Second World War Marcia Williams follows a young girl s coming of age during World War II in a moving fictional journal that includes the author s own family mementos The year is and Britain is about to declare

  • Title: My Secret War Diary, by Flossie Albright: My History of the Second World War 1939-1945
  • Author: Marcia Williams
  • ISBN: 9780763641115
  • Page: 478
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Marcia Williams follows a young girl s coming of age during World War II in a moving fictional journal that includes the author s own family mementos.The year is 1939, and Britain is about to declare war on Germany After Flossie s father joins the army, the nine year old girl is left to care for both her baby brother and her great uncle In a collage style diary merging pMarcia Williams follows a young girl s coming of age during World War II in a moving fictional journal that includes the author s own family mementos.The year is 1939, and Britain is about to declare war on Germany After Flossie s father joins the army, the nine year old girl is left to care for both her baby brother and her great uncle In a collage style diary merging photos, postcards, and other memorabilia, Flossie relays events ranging from the arrival of evacuees to the wrenching news that her cousin has been killed Her vibrant first person narration reveals a humor and a fihting spirit that sees her through many a hardship until she welcomes her dad home at last.

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      • Marcia Williams

        Marcia Williams began to develop her distinctive comic book style at an early age When I was about ten and wrote home to my family from boarding school, she says, I never wrote normal letters I tried to tell my family about what I was doing in a way that was fun Also, my parents didn t let me read comic books, so I decided to create my own This former nursery school teacher blends her storytelling skills and humorous illustrations with well known figures and stories from literature Her unique style has produced such vivid works and action packed books as GOD AND HIS CREATIONS TALES FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT Working on the Old Testament was a joy, Marcia Williams says The tales are so rich, it is always possible to find something new within them Yet, at the same time, they have all the comfort of the familiar The artist also found pleasure in creating CHARLES DICKENS AND FRIENDS, which presents five retellings of classic Dickens tales Of her inspiration for this book, she tells of a teacher she once had who was extremely fierce and angry except when she read the stories of Charles Dickens aloud Through her, all his characters lived, and I was transported to their Victorian world I hope that readers will also enter the wonderful world of Charles Dickens through this book With BRAVO, MR WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE and TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE Marcia Williams introduces young readers to the world of William Shakespeare s plays Another classic she has made much accessible to children and appreciated by them is THE ILIAD AND THE ODYSSEY My mother read me classics, but until I got older I never found them interesting, she says If I could make these stories accessible, I realized, kids wouldn t have to wait until they were grown up to appreciate them Marcia Williams traveled extensively as a child and was educated in Sussex, England, and Switzerland During her varied career she has worked as an interior designer and has assisted cartoon artist and designer Gerald Scarfe in making papier m ch and cloth sculptures.


    504 Comments

    1. This is historical fiction in the form of a diary -- the experience of WWII as seen through the eyes of Flossie Albright, a 9 year old girl (14 by the end of the book) keeping a journal of the war years. She lives in the country, near the coast, not far from London, and fairly close to France (geography plays a big part). And she lives with her father and younger brother, her uncle and Cook (the cook?). Flossie lost her mother not long before starting the diary (maybe a year?) and her father goe [...]


    2. A beautiful handwritten diary with lots of colour illustrations, letters and sketches. Flossie tells the story of her family life in England during war years. Lots of information about the war, will appeal to Intermediate and secondary.


    3. Summarize the book:This is a book about Flossie Albright who was a child in England during WWII. This diary was written by Flossie, in her words, about her time living and growing up during war time. The book is full of pictures, drawings, and advertisements that Flossie has cut out and pasted into "her diary". We follow Flossie during pre-war when there are rumors of war, during the days of war when there are refugees, shortages, bombings, and ups and downs, and finally to the end of war with c [...]


    4. This is an amazing book to read! I loved it so much. In my year 6 class we started a 'thematic' topic of World War 2. This book has so much details of the war that you could use it both for Literacy and History lessons. This is the war diary of 'Flossie Albright' who is a child living away from London with her Uncle, baby brother and for a while her dad (who joins the army). Flossie records what life is like/what happens to her during WW2. Flossie also experience evacuee's living with her. The s [...]


    5. This was a fictional diary made by a girl named Flossie Albright, and it takes place during WW2 in England. I loved the fold-out letters, and the format was really nice. It was informative, and the first-person perspective made it very interesting. Because this is geared towardte elementary, early middle school, I'd say, the author did a good job of balancing the truth of the time without making it too depressing. It was quite long, and I'm not sure that the intended age group would actually mak [...]


    6. Several of the letters were torn out of my library copy of My Secret War Diary, so I feel like I missed some important parts. Also, I was too lazy to decode her secret code and decided instead to just guess what it said. Despite this, I liked this book. It seems like a really well done account of the war effort in England from the perspective of a downstairs girl in rural England who is 9 when the war starts and 15 when it ends.


    7. This is an absolutely beautiful book! Flossie is a young girl of I think eight or so when the second world war starts, and as the title states this is just basically her diary through to victory in 1945. It's simply written and has little non-war asides so her character really comes shining through. She lives in the country so her house of course ends up with evacuees from the city (and one German boy, Simon, who is another fabulous character) and land girls, she's far removed from the bombing a [...]


    8. Extremely well done historical fiction for middle grades. Flossie is a resilient youngster, dealing with a tough hand--mother dead, father off to war, responsible for her baby brother, caring for a young Jewish refugee and London evacuees. At times she rages against the unfairness of it all but overall she handles it with humor and grace. She draws on lessons learned from her mother; her notes on her mother and her mother's wisdom are particularly poignant. Flossie's diary spans six years and we [...]


    9. The diary of a girl growing up in England during World War 2. The content is quite comprehensive (though I wish she could have mentioned Canada's contributions too). I also really liked all the sketches and artifacts included (real photos, newspaper clippings etc.) and the pop-ups. It brought the whole war experience wonderfully alive. I did think the writing could have been a little better - I got flippin' tired of readin' the word "flippin'"! and there was a lot of what I consider bad grammar, [...]


    10. SO cool. It's the journal/scrapbook of a fictional character in WWII England. Glad I finally got to it. Put it on my to read list when it was brand new and here it is, what. Two or three years later? You can't get to all of them right away. :XLoved all the little foldouts and doodled drawings!Her "voice" was very well done. Flossie seemed real. I did not know that "flipping" had ever been a British swear word. ;]Actually there were lots of wonderful characters. Frankie. Simon. "Boo." Uncle C.Th [...]


    11. I like books that have a diary format because I think they can engage kids to think about writing. Carrie wrote about this one at5 Minutes for Books.


    12. This is a wonderful book for all ages. Flossie's experience of the Second World War from the age of nine is portrayed in the form of a diary, with lots of drawings and secret flaps to lift, scrapbook-style.


    13. Amazing, scrapbook-like tale of Flossie Albright, a British girl whose father goes to fight Hitler. Detailed, interactive, even a little on the heavy side, in terms of subject matter and presentation.


    14. This is an excellent read. So cool to read an account of World War II from this perspective. I loved the pop out notes and letters. There were so many creative illustrations and additions that I really thought I was looking at a scrapbook.



    15. Fans of the Amelia's notebooks and diary-formats will like this heavily illustrated scrapbook about a girl growing up in the British countryside during WWII.


    16. This was an amazig book about the world war 2 and helps you understand it a lot better amd I like the adventures and problems the main character overcame


    17. Excellent! Very convincing young narrator, beautiful use of diary entries, illustrations, and historical images. Heartfelt, imaginative, and genuine.


    18. its a good book it explains to you why the father has top leave tot he army and the little girl doesn't understand why he has to leave. and the daughter wonders why she has to take care of here younger brother while the mom is working to keep her kids feed and health during the war



    19. A beautiful story that holds the readers attention. Perfect for children (and adults) who want to know more about world war 2


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