Written in 1945 this would likely be considered a YA novel these days Very enjoyable and interesting look at the differences between British and USA upper middle class lifestyles at that period I love finding these older books that can still captivate and inform readers today Librarians take note don t o weeding stuff just because it s old and not on some current bestseller list There s The Butterfly and the Baron gold in them thar stacks My parents had this book published in 1945 on their shelves I have no idea where or when theyot it and I first read it when I was twelve or fourteen Rereading it now I recognize it as my first introduction to the concept of culture shock though the term hadn t been invented in 1945 and isn t used in the novel Althoug. Now that April's there is the story of the Turners of Oxford England But they might just as well be the Turners of Council Bluffs Iowa or the Turners of Portland Oregon or of Skowhegan Main So natural and lovable are
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It A light and sweet story against the backdrop of WWII I enjoyed it mostly for the connection of reading it like my Snow Monsters Do Drink Hot Chocolate (The Bailey School Kids Junior Chapter Book, grandmother did The original artwork scattered throughout the pages was a sweet touch I first read this book nearly 60 years ago and loved it then Reading it again now I find that it is not exactly as I remembered It is the story of two British children sent to America to escape danger of WWII in England They have returned to England very much Americanized after the three years they spent there It s a time of adjustment for everyone The author describes the rather abrupt cultural changes that that war forced on people involved the necessary melding of tworoups of people who were so similar and yet so different. Dual re education to the as is school by their amazingly mature youngsters Wincy fifteen and Angus nine returned to England after five war years with an American family in Massachusetts maks superb reading for all ages.
H it s set in Oxford England it was evidently written for an American audience with a Taras Song glossary of British terms such as rugger and posh Our heroine Wincy short for Winifred but a terrible name is a worthy companion for any contemporary YA lead and spends much less time waffling around with her feelings Recommended Now That April s There by Daisy Neumann Wincy fifteen and Angus nine return to Oxford England after five war years in America and both parents and children experience culture shock as they strive to become reacuainted As the flyleaf says This is a book to be cherished to be read over and over again with ever new affection I read this book loaned to me by myrandmother The cover very worn from all the times she read. Hey that the reader feels their Atlas of Anatomy geographic placement is merely a matter of literary accident Professor Turner dreamy Oxford don and his earnest well meaning wife are charming exponents of the should be school Theirra.