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Summer at World's End
     

Summer at World's End

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by Monica Dickens
 

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Tom, Carrie, Em and Michael are still living on their own at World's End. In between wondering where the next meal will be coming from, and trying to avoid interfering grown-ups, they are never short of fun and excitement. Carrie cannot stand to see an animal suffer, and when she sees a beautiful horse in trouble, her and her friend Lester hatch a scheme to free it.

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Tom, Carrie, Em and Michael are still living on their own at World's End. In between wondering where the next meal will be coming from, and trying to avoid interfering grown-ups, they are never short of fun and excitement. Carrie cannot stand to see an animal suffer, and when she sees a beautiful horse in trouble, her and her friend Lester hatch a scheme to free it. What with sick monkeys, working after-school jobs and sheltering a runaway, life seems complicated enough. But when Carrie plunges into another rescue operation, more perilous than any she has attempted before Â? putting her, and faithful dog Charlie, into terrible danger Â? things quickly spiral out of control. Desperately the children struggle to save Charlie from a dreadful fate; but it is a race against time.

Summer at World's End, originally published in 1971, is the second book about the extraordinary family who live at World's End. To discover more of their amazing adventures read The House at World's End, World's End in Winter and Spring Comes to World's End.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781448202805
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
09/28/2011
Series:
Monica Dickens World's End Series , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
168
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Great grand daughter to Charles Dickens, Monica (1915-1992) was born into an upper middle class family. Disillusioned with the world she was brought up in - she was expelled from St Paul's Girls' School in London for throwing her school uniform over Hammersmith Bridge - Dickens then decided to go into service, despite coming from the privileged class; her experiences as a cook and general servant would form the nucleus of her first book, One Pair Of Hands in 1939.

Dickens married an American Navy officer, Roy O. Stratton, and spent much of her adult life in Massachusetts and Washington D.C., but the majority of writing continued to be set in Britain. Her book of 1953, No More Meadows, reflected her work with the NSPCC and she later helped to found the American Samaritans in Massachusetts. Between 1970 and 1971 she wrote a series of children's books known as The Worlds End Series which dealt with rescuing animals, and to some extent children. After the death of her husband in 1985, Dickens returned to England where she continued to write until her death aged 77.
Monica Dickens, MBE, 10 May 1915 - 25 December 1992, great- granddaughter of Charles Dickens and author of over 40 books for adults and children. Disillusioned with the world she was brought up in - she was expelled from St Paul's Girls' School in London before she was presented at court as a debutante - she decided to go into service and her experiences as a cook and general servant formed the basis of her first book, One Pair Of Hands in 1939. She married a United States Navy officer and moved to America where she continued to write, most of her books being set in Britain.
Monica Dickens had strong humanitarian interests and founded the Cape Cod and the Islands Samaritans in 1977, and it is for this charity that she recorded this audio edition of A Christmas Carol to benefit Samaritan crisis lines, support groups for those who have lost someone to suicide, and community outreach programs. In 1985 she returned to the UK after the death of her husband, and continued to write until her death on Christmas Day 1992.

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