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Weather Boy: A Story of D-Day based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
What a wonderful discovery! I was looking for something for my 8-year-old to read when I came across this fantastic novel. The protagonist is a young boy, Frankie Brown, who lives in Cape Cod in 1944 and who magically can predict the weather. Word gets out about Frankie's 'gift' and pretty soon General Eisenhower is enlisting his services to help the Allied Forces in WWII. I bought this for my son and we couldn't put it down. Suspenseful (wait to you see what is in 'the magic case')! Great characters (like Dr. Proctor, Dr. Stagg, and Cap)! Tremendous climax (Frankie helps to rescue his father who is behind enemy lines)! Funny! Educational (readers learn about Churchill, Normandy, the London Bombings, and Paratroopers)! I would recommend this book to readers of all ages, not just kids. My son always asks me to read it to him and to be honest I think I enjoy it more than he does.
This a wonderful story for young readers and adults alike that combines the history of D-Day and World War II with a beautiful coming of age message. It's the story of a boy who develops magical powers to predict the weather, as a result of being shocked while listening to the weather on the radio. He's 'discovered' by General Eisenhower who brings the boy and his family to England to help predict the weather for the landing. The adventures are safe but thrilling, including a rescue of his own father trapped behind enemy lines, and I love the characters, including Churchill. I highly recommend this book not only for the story itself, but as a means to preserve this time in history for a new generation.