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London Calling

(2006)
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Martin Conway comes from a family filled with heroes and disgraces. His grandfather was a statesman who worked at the US Embassy in London during WWII. His father is an alcoholic who left his family. His sister is an overachieving Ivy League graduate. And Martin? Martin is stuck in between--floundering.

But during the summer after 7th grade, Martin meets a boy who will change his life forever. Jimmy Harker appears one night with a deceptively simple question: Will you help?

Where did this boy come from, with his strange accent and urgent request? Is he a dream? It's the most vivid dream Martin's ever had. And he meets Jimmy again and again--but how can his dreams be set in London during the Blitz? How can he see his own grandather, standing outside the Embassy? How can he wake up with a head full of people and facts and events that he certainly didn't know when he went to sleep--but which turn out to be verifiably real?

The people and the scenes Martin witnesses have a profound effect on him. They become almost more real to him than his waking companions. And he begins to believe that maybe he can help Jimmy. Or maybe that he must help Jimmy, precisely because all logic and reason argue against it.

This is a truly remarkable and deeply affecting novel about fathers and sons, heroes and scapegoats. About finding a way to live with faith and honor and integrity. And about having an answer to the question: What did you do to help?

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Hardback Editions

February 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: London Calling (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Edward Bloor
ISBN: 1-4178-1806-9 / 978-1-4178-1806-8 (USA edition)
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ISBN: 1-60686-200-6 / 978-1-60686-200-1 (USA edition)
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September 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: London Calling
Author(s): Edward Bloor
ISBN: 0-375-83635-7 / 978-0-375-83635-0 (USA edition)
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September 2006 : USA Library Binding
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Title: London Calling
Author(s): Edward Bloor
ISBN: 0-375-93635-1 / 978-0-375-93635-7 (USA edition)
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April 2006 : USA Hardback

Title: London Calling
Author(s): Edward Bloor
ISBN: 0-15-204669-0 / 978-0-15-204669-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harcourt Childrens Books (J)
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Paperback Editions

February 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: London Calling
Author(s): Edward Bloor
ISBN: 0-375-84363-9 / 978-0-375-84363-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ember
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Audio Editions

November 2006 : USA Audio CD

Title: London calling
Author(s): Edward Bloor
ISBN: 0-7393-3788-2 / 978-0-7393-3788-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
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September 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: London Calling
Author(s): Edward Bloor
ISBN: 0-7393-3666-5 / 978-0-7393-3666-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
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September 2006 : USA Audio edition
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Title: London Calling
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September 2006 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: London Calling
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September 2006 : UK Audio edition
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Title: London Calling
Author(s): Edward Bloor
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Kindle Editions

February 2008 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: London Calling
Author(s): Edward Bloor
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