Brian’s Victory

by Ethel Calvert Phillips
Rated 4.9 out of 5

Really sweet story during WWII

Rated 4 out of 5
May 3, 2021

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.

Kayla K

Awesome historical book for kids

Rated 5 out of 5
June 15, 2020

I read this aloud with my 9-year-old son and he loved it so much! This book teaches about WWII times and what some of the kids had to go through. It is a sweet story of loyalty and courage!

Karyn T.

Fun and Sweet Story to Learn about WWII

Rated 5 out of 5
June 11, 2020

This book did such a great job at teaching about what life was like for many families during WWII, and it does so in a way that is not scary or to graphic for children. I loved the messages of courage, kindness, friendship, Liberty. This is definitely a family library favorite!

Lezlie-Anne I

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Rated 5 out of 5
June 6, 2020

I think this is a great book, especially for this level! My daughter loves to read and often the books in her level are sweet and cute, but without much meaning or depth. I love that this offers so much more than that, and especially Brian’s example of bravery and determination, and his loving and courageous family!


Courage and devotion

Rated 5 out of 5
May 31, 2020

Brian’s Victory is full of wonderful messages of bravery, courage, devotion to one’s country, and sacrifice, as well as friendship and joy. I loved reading it and am excited to read it with my kids.

Katie P.
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Level 4

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.

151 Pages

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