Ten year old Ada has a severely twisted foot that makes walking painful and extremely difficult. Horrified by her daughter’s disfigurement, Ada’s mother refuses to let her out of their tiny London apartment. When her younger brother, Jamie, is sent away to avoid the dangers of the nightly WWII German bombings, Ada manages to join him and others being sent to outlying towns. Placed with a single woman who seems reluctant to take them in, Ada and Jamie adjust to a life with the potential to change their lives. Will Susan be the savior that Ada has dreamed of, or will her home simply be a brief respite in a life of suffering? A Newbery Honor tale weaving history and hope for readers 10+.