ISBN-13: 9781787612389

RRP: £6.66

Published: 7th July 2022

Cuckoo Summer

Nominated for the Carnegie Medal for Writing

Summer 1940. As the cuckoo sings out across the Lake District, life is about to change for ever for local boy Tommy and his friend Sally, the mysterious evacuee girl who lives on the neighbouring farm. When they find a wounded Nazi airman in the woods, Sally persuades Tommy not to report it but to keep the German hidden. This starts a chain of events that leads to the uncovering of secrets about Sally’s past and a summer of adventure that neither child will ever forget.


"A ripping wartime adventure and a love letter to Lakeland’s farms and fells"
Melissa Harrison

"With a brilliant cast of characters, dialogue to die for and a tone reminiscent of Robert Westall at his finest, I was hooked from the very first page"
Phil Earle

"Beautifully written... A moving story about identity and finding your family for fans of "Carrie's War" and "Goodnight Mister Tom""
The Bookseller

"an exciting and lively story... It is great fun"
Books for Keeps

"A lovely story about adventure and trust"
The School Librarian