Hero on a Bicycle

Hero on a Bicycle

by Shirley Hughes

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Overview

“Thirteen-year-old Paolo Crivelli dreams of being a hero in Nazi-occupied Florence. . . . A superb historical thriller.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763697785
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 10/24/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 223,912
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

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This first novel by acclaimed children’s picture-book writer and illustrator Hughes expertly captures the tension in the Crivelli home, as Rosemary tries to raise her two children and keep them safe while covertly supporting the Partisan cause...A superb historical thriller.
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