Three short stories set in World War Two featuring children dealing with the difficult situations they find themselves in.
Air raids, rationing, the threat of invasion: everyday life in wartime Britain is pretty grim, and often pretty dull.
That's what Stanley thinks, anyway - until his home is bombed and he's evacuated to a remote old house with the mysterious name Frost Hollow Hall.
It's what Olive thinks too - until she finds a body washed up on the beach at Budmouth Point.
Velvet just wishes she could be useful - and when the air-raid warden brings in a ban that puts all the pets in peril, she grabs her chance.
Three thrilling stories about three different children, who find adventure, courage, untrainable dogs and an impossibly tall American GI where they least expect it.
NOTE : Although the stories feature characters and settings from previous books, the stories stand alone without any prior knowledge of them.