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27th Nov '16 1:49:59 PM nombretomado
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* The Pevensie children in Creator/CSLewis's ''[[{{Narnia}} The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe]]'' go to live with a professor they've never met; his mansion contains the wardrobe that they discover leads to Narnia.

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* The Pevensie children in Creator/CSLewis's ''[[{{Narnia}} The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe]]'' ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'' go to live with a professor they've never met; his mansion contains the wardrobe that they discover leads to Narnia.
2nd Oct '16 11:11:08 AM harotype
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* Kit Pearson's trilogy (''The Sky is Falling'', ''Looking at the Moon'', and ''The Lights Go On Again'') deals with the fish out of water concept as siblings Norah and Gavin are shipped from London to Toronto, Canada. The first two books feature Norah's resentment of Canada, while the third is Gavin's unwillingness to go home [[spoiler:especially after his parents die in a bombing before they head back]]

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* Kit Pearson's trilogy (''The Sky is Falling'', ''Looking at the Moon'', and ''The Lights Go On Again'') deals with the fish out of water concept as siblings 10-year-old Norah and her 5-year-old brother Gavin are shipped from London Kent (in the southeast of England) to Toronto, Canada. The first two books feature book features Norah's homesickness and resentment of Canada, Canada (the second is her adjustment to adolescence), while the third is Gavin's unwillingness to go home [[spoiler:especially after his their parents die are killed in a bombing before they head back]]V-2 raid. This is one of those 'very rare fictional examples'.]]
28th May '16 2:32:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* The 2015 horror film ''Film/WomanInBlackAngelOfDeath'' features a group of children evacuated to an {{Old Dark House}} where they encounter the titular Woman in Black, a vengeful spirit from the late 1800s who [[DisproportionateRetribution kills]] children whenever she is seen. In retrospect, they really should have taken their chances with the Luftwaffe.

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* The 2015 horror film ''Film/WomanInBlackAngelOfDeath'' features a group of children evacuated to an {{Old Dark House}} where they encounter the titular Woman in Black, a vengeful spirit from the late 1800s who [[DisproportionateRetribution kills]] children whenever she is seen. In retrospect, they really should have taken their chances with the Luftwaffe.



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19th Feb '16 2:30:03 PM margdean56
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* In ''Manga/BarefootGen'', Japanese children are sent off to the countrryside so they won't be threatened by bombing. Akira, the only one of the Nakaoka children selected for evacuation, decides to sneak back to Hiroshima, and his family has trouble persuading him to return to where the food is no better and other irritations are worse. For all their hardships, at least the children sent away survive the war; many of their relatives don't.

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* In ''Manga/BarefootGen'', Japanese children are sent off to the countrryside countryside so they won't be threatened by bombing. Akira, the only one of the Nakaoka children selected for evacuation, decides to sneak back to Hiroshima, and his family has trouble persuading him to return to where the food is no better and other irritations are worse. For all their hardships, at least the children sent away survive the war; many of their relatives don't.



* Also by Michelle Magorian is ''Back Home,'' about an evacuee girl's experiences when she returns to her family. (This one was made into a movie too.) As she was evacuated to America, to a very 'modern' family she experiences a ''lot'' of fish out of water on her return, having to adjust to a very different, and much poorer culture.

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* Also by Michelle Magorian is ''Back Home,'' about an evacuee girl's experiences when she returns to her family. (This one was made into a movie too.) As she was evacuated to America, to a very 'modern' family family, she experiences a ''lot'' of fish out of water on her return, having to adjust to a very different, and much poorer culture.
21st Oct '15 12:42:44 PM roxana
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During the [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Second World War]], the British government made a sustained effort to remove civilians--especially [[ChildrenAreInnocent children]]--from areas of the country that were likely to be bombed; although the common wisdom is that the government "overestimated" the potential number of casualties, later research suggested that the mass evacuations saved enough lives to make the original estimates seem inaccurate. The result was that large numbers of children (over a million at some points during the war -- at least one writer claims that over 3.5 million people were evacuated in total) were sent from urban settings into the country or to Canada, to live with distant relatives or complete strangers.

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During the [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Second World War]], the British government made a sustained effort to remove civilians--especially [[ChildrenAreInnocent children]]--from areas of the country that were likely to be bombed; although the common wisdom is that the government "overestimated" the potential number of casualties, later research suggested that the mass evacuations saved enough lives to make the original estimates seem inaccurate. However there remains debate over whether the dislocation and emotional suffering was really necessary. The result was that large numbers of children (over a million at some points during the war -- at least one writer claims that over 3.5 million people were evacuated in total) were sent from urban settings into the country or to Canada, to live with distant relatives or complete strangers.
13th Sep '15 10:50:52 AM Random888
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* ''Film/BedknobsAndBroomsticks'' uses the "host family is magic" example to start the plot. Three kids orphaned in the Blitz are sent to the country, and find out they're living with a witch in training. Incidentally, the movie's star, Angela Lansbury, was a Blitz evacuee herself (the LimeyGoesToHollywood goes to Hollywood version).

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* ''Film/BedknobsAndBroomsticks'' uses the "host family is magic" example to start the plot. Three kids orphaned in the Blitz are sent to the country, and find out they're living with a witch in training. Incidentally, the movie's star, Angela Lansbury, Creator/AngelaLansbury, was a Blitz evacuee herself (the LimeyGoesToHollywood goes to Hollywood version).
13th Sep '15 10:50:01 AM Random888
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* ''Film/BedknobsAndBroomsticks'' uses the "host family is magic" example to start the plot. Three kids orphaned in the Blitz are sent to the country, and find out they're living with a witch in training.

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* ''Film/BedknobsAndBroomsticks'' uses the "host family is magic" example to start the plot. Three kids orphaned in the Blitz are sent to the country, and find out they're living with a witch in training. Incidentally, the movie's star, Angela Lansbury, was a Blitz evacuee herself (the LimeyGoesToHollywood goes to Hollywood version).
4th Sep '15 7:28:54 PM nombretomado
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* In ''[[NannyMcPhee Nanny McPhee Returns]]'', the cousins sent to live on the farm are refugees from London during World War I.

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* In ''[[NannyMcPhee ''[[Film/NannyMcPhee Nanny McPhee Returns]]'', the cousins sent to live on the farm are refugees from London during World War I.
23rd Jun '15 6:41:41 AM ChaoticNovelist
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During the [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Second World War]], the British government made a sustained effort to remove civilians--especially [[ChildrenAreInnocent children]]--from areas of the country that were likely to be bombed; although the common wisdom is that the government "overestimated" the potential number of casualties, more recent research suggests that the mass evacuations saved enough lives to make the original estimates seem inaccurate. The result was that large numbers of children (over a million at some points during the war -- at least one writer claims that over 3.5 million people were evacuated in total) were sent from urban settings into the country or to Canada, to live with distant relatives or complete strangers.

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During the [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Second World War]], the British government made a sustained effort to remove civilians--especially [[ChildrenAreInnocent children]]--from areas of the country that were likely to be bombed; although the common wisdom is that the government "overestimated" the potential number of casualties, more recent later research suggests suggested that the mass evacuations saved enough lives to make the original estimates seem inaccurate. The result was that large numbers of children (over a million at some points during the war -- at least one writer claims that over 3.5 million people were evacuated in total) were sent from urban settings into the country or to Canada, to live with distant relatives or complete strangers.



# A subversion: the protagonist is sent to work on a farm and is forced to grow up early, but is neither violently abused nor loved.

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# A subversion: the The protagonist is sent to work on a farm and is forced to grow up early, but is neither violently abused nor loved.



The limitation of the plot device is, of course, that you're tied to a [=WWII=]-era setting, although similar stories can be written about refugees from more recent wars and political skirmishes in Europe, Asia, and Africa, especially children sent without parents. A variation occurs when the evacuees are sent out of the country, allowing for a FishOutOfWater story when they arrive ([[StrangerInAFamiliarLand or return]]). In fictional depictions they'll often be [[RuleOfCool shown going to America or Australia]], but in RealLife most overseas evacuees were sent to Canada (America not being in the war yet and [[TeamSwitzerland taking pains to appear neutral]], and Australia being too far away and in danger itself).

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The limitation of the plot device is, of course, is that you're tied to a [=WWII=]-era setting, although similar stories can be written about refugees from more recent later wars and political skirmishes in Europe, Asia, and Africa, especially children sent without parents. A variation occurs when the evacuees are sent out of the country, allowing for a FishOutOfWater story when they arrive ([[StrangerInAFamiliarLand or return]]). In fictional depictions they'll often be [[RuleOfCool shown going to America or Australia]], but in RealLife most overseas evacuees were sent to Canada (America not being in the war yet and [[TeamSwitzerland taking pains to appear neutral]], and Australia being too far away and in danger itself).



* In ''Manga/BarefootGen'', Japanese children are sent off to the countryside so they won't be threatened by bombing. Akira, the only one of the Nakaoka children selected for evacuation, decides to sneak back to Hiroshima, and his family has trouble persuading him to return to where the food is no better and other irritations are worse. For all their hardships, at least the children sent away survive the war; many of their relatives don't.

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* In ''Manga/BarefootGen'', Japanese children are sent off to the countryside countrryside so they won't be threatened by bombing. Akira, the only one of the Nakaoka children selected for evacuation, decides to sneak back to Hiroshima, and his family has trouble persuading him to return to where the food is no better and other irritations are worse. For all their hardships, at least the children sent away survive the war; many of their relatives don't.
20th Jun '15 9:54:45 AM Micah
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* ''Literature/{{Insupu}}'' tells the take of 11 evacuees whose ship to the US had sunk, and they are deserted on an island where they establish an independent society.

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* ''Literature/{{Insupu}}'' tells the take tale of 11 evacuees whose ship to the US had sunk, and they sinks. They are deserted stranded on an island where they establish an independent society.
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