Brian moved from England to New York because of a war. He lives with his aunt and uncle. On his way, he got Victory. In the end, he got Liberty. This book is SOOOOOO much fun, especially if you like kittens!
-Isabella, age 11
I liked this book because it was adventurous. Cool! And Brian has a KITTEN!
-Keziah, age 8
This book is amazing and funny. It’s about a boy, Brian, a British refuge who comes to America to live with his aunt… also with a feline fella.
-Jed, age 11
My kids were absolutely devastated when we finished reading this book and they found out there’s not a sequel! They love the story and want to know what happens next! This is a sweet story set during WW2 full of patriotism, friendship, and a sliver of what life was like for some during this time.
This is a great way to introduce some concepts about WWII to a younger child. The story was really cute, and one plot point especially surprised my kids and I! It ended well, and we would recommend it.
For all of his life, Brian has lived at a lovely rural estate in England, but the Blitz of World War II suddenly makes his home country a very unsafe place to be. Like many other young British children, Brian is forced to leave home for the duration of the war.
Arriving in New York with his new kitten, Victory, in his arms, Brian resolves to be brave and to act with honor. There he forms new friendships and learns how life in the United States works. His heartfelt sacrifice and honorable actions, along with his innocent faith in his country during its time of need, touch the hearts of many and earn Brian the respect of those around him.
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