Hero on A Bicycle

Hero on A Bicycle

Book - 2013
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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.

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.
Publisher: Somerville, MA : Candlewick Press, c2013.
ISBN: 9780763660376
Branch Call Number: YA HUG
Characteristics: 213 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.

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beaholmes
Nov 04, 2017

This would make a great read-aloud for Grade 3-5 classrooms when discussing war, especially around Remembrance Day. A good coming-of-age story as young Paolo becomes involved in the Resistance.

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acrobat888
Jan 13, 2017

This book was incredible! Must read for anyone 9-14 years old. Even if you aren't in that age range youll still enjoy it. Very descriptive and you can so easily imagine the scenes

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heidielise
Aug 14, 2016

I loved this book! It was emotional and exciting and I wish there was a sequel or it was longer.

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Eric_23
Jul 26, 2016

This book is very good but the story was to short

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mikhailpacker
Jan 26, 2016

I never got that book so get it off my account plz

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BrianBay
Feb 12, 2015

Lovely book about a 13-year-old boy and his family during the German occupation of Italy. I only wished it was a little more longer, because it was so good!

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Oct 30, 2017

violet_bear_1629 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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Jul 26, 2016

Eric_23 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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