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Hero on a Bicycle

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Hero on a Bicycle
Written by Shirley Hughes
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780763697785
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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?

“Thirteen-year-old Paolo Crivelli dreams of being a hero in Nazi-occupied Florence. . . . A superb historical thriller.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763697788 /  9780763697785
on sale date:
10/2017
type/format:
Middle-grade Novel / Paperback
age range:
10 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
224 / 5 1/8" x 7 5/8"
grade range:
Grade 5 and up
 
subjects:
Historical; Social Themes;
author’s comments:
Shirley Hughes (1927–2022) was the author of more than fifty children’s books and the illustrator of some two hundred more. One of the world’s best-loved writers for children, she received the Kate Greenaway Medal twice and was awarded an OBE for her distinguished service to children’s literature. In 2007, her book Dogger was voted the U.K.’s favorite Kate Greenaway Medal–winning book of all time.
 
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