Hero on a Bicycle

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Hero on a Bicycle

author: Shirley Hughes

Italy, 1944: Florence is occupied by Nazi forces. The Italian resistance movement has not given up hope, though and neither have thirteen-year- old Paolo and his sister, Costanza. As their mother is pressured into harboring escaping POWs, Paolo and Costanza each find a part to play in opposing the German forces. Both are desperate to fight the occupation, but what can two siblings with only a bicycle to help them do against a whole army? Middle-grade fans of history and adventure will be riveted by the action and the vividly evoked tension of World War II.

In her first novel, beloved author Shirley Hughes presents a World War II adventure proving that in extraordinary circumstances, people are capable of extraordinary things.
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$7.99 / $10.00
0763684937 /  9780763684938
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Middle-grade Novel / EBook
age range:
10 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
224 / N/A
grade range:
Grade 5 and up
Action & Adventure; Family; Historical; Social Issues;
author’s comments:
Shirley Hughes has won many prestigious awards, including the Kate Greenaway Medal twice. She began to write and design her own picture books when she had a young family and has now published more than two hundred titles. Hero on a Bicycle, written in her eighth decade, is her first novel. She lives in London.
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