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Whistling in the Dark

(2015)
A novel by

 
 
Legendary author Shirley Hughes draws on her young teenage memories for a compelling novel of friendship and mysteries set in Liverpool during the Blitz.

Liverpool, 1940: Thirteen-year-old Joan's home is under constant threat from the Nazi's terrifying nightly air raids. Everyone is on edge, faced with strict food rationing, curfews, and blackouts. It's not an easy time to be a teenager. Joan's one solace is going to the movies with her best friend, the unflappable Doreen, but when the bombings intensify, even that becomes too dangerous. There's also the matter of a strange man who Joan sees lurking near their home; Who is he, and why does he think Joan can help him? Even more unsettling, as the Blitz worsens, Joan and her friends make a discovery down by the old mill that will tear the whole community apart. In the hardship of war, everything seems to be rationed - except true friendship.

Genre: Children's Fiction

Praise for this book

"One of our greatest writers and illustrators." - David Almond


Used availability for Shirley Hughes's Whistling in the Dark

Hardback Editions

November 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Whistling in the Dark
Author(s): Shirley Hughes
ISBN: 0-7636-9072-4 / 978-0-7636-9072-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: Whistling in the Dark
Author(s): Shirley Hughes
ISBN: 1-4063-6029-5 / 978-1-4063-6029-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Walker Books
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Paperback Editions

June 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Whistling in the Dark
Author(s): Shirley Hughes
ISBN: 1-4063-6569-6 / 978-1-4063-6569-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Walker Books
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Audio Editions

November 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Whistling in the Dark
Author(s): Shirley Hughes
ISBN: 1-5366-8560-7 / 978-1-5366-8560-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
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November 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Whistling in the Dark
Author(s): Shirley Hughes
ISBN: 1-5366-8562-3 / 978-1-5366-8562-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
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November 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Whistling in the Dark
Author(s): Shirley Hughes
ISBN: 1-5366-8561-5 / 978-1-5366-8561-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


November 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Whistling in the Dark
Author(s): Shirley Hughes
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   


November 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Whistling in the Dark
Author(s): Shirley Hughes
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2015 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Whistling in the Dark
Author(s): Shirley Hughes
ISBN: 1-4862-9415-4 / 978-1-4862-9415-2 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Walker audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


June 2015 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Whistling in the Dark
Author(s): Shirley Hughes
ISBN: 1-4862-9414-6 / 978-1-4862-9414-5 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Walker audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Whistling in the Dark
Author(s): Shirley Hughes
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon   


June 2015 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Whistling in the Dark
Author(s): Shirley Hughes
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon AU   


June 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Whistling in the Dark
Author(s): Shirley Hughes
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

November 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Whistling in the Dark
Author(s): Shirley Hughes
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


May 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Whistling in the Dark
Author(s): Shirley Hughes
Publisher: Walker Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU