Brian’s Victory

by Ethel Calvert Phillips

Awesome historical book for kids

5.0 rating
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

5.0 rating
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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5.0 rating
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

5.0 rating
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.

Fantastic book!!

5.0 rating
May 20, 2020

This book is a great historical fiction! My son has absolutely loved it–so much so, that he didn’t want it to end! He got really sad when he finished it and told me that there needs to be another book. Lol! Here is his review of the book: “It’s a really good story about a boy during WWII who has to get sent to America after a bomb falls near his home in England. He misses his mother, but he is brave and ‘uphold England’ becomes his motto which helps him while he is separated from her. It is a great book because it teaches you that you can do hard things and that there is joy to be found anywhere life takes you and you can always make new friends.”

Lindsay H.
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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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