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This friendly little book was written as a result of Alison Prince's long-term residency at a Lincolnshire primary school. How is the main character, evacuated from London to Lincolnshire to escape the Blitz. At first he resents his enforced move to the countryside and his aunt and uncle's house - complete with faintly antagonistic cousin. The situation becomes acceptable when he passes a dangerous initiation test set by the local boys, befriends Anna Rose - an ostracised German refugee - and manages to resume his buying and selling activities amongst his peers. When his mother's letters stop arriving, How makes the arduous and risky journey to London alone to find out what has happened and this occupies a large part of the book. This story will delight top juniors - and teach them a good deal about loyalties and relationships, too.