by Carole R., October 28, 2009 4:24 PM
As war loomed in the winter of 1939 in Great Britain, citizens endured "blackout" regulations, imposed by the government so German planes wouldn't spot targets. In an age without television or computers, it was terribly important to keep children quiet and occupied. "Blackout" books, filled with poems, cartoons, word puzzles, factoids, and other amusements, became sought-after collectibles. Reading this clever little book is like time traveling back to 1939.