March 31, 2013

Hero on a Bicycle

cover image of Hero on a Bicycle
Shirley Hughes

In German occupied Florence, thirteen-year-old Paolo aids the war effort as he sneaks out at night and rides his bicycle after curfew. His family agrees to harbor escaped Allied prisoners of war and Paolo is eager to help. With his father fighting in the war, his mother and sister suffer as the Nazis watch them suspiciously. This first novel from veteran illustrator and two-time Greenaway Medal winner Hughes captures the tense drama of World War II with its vibrant setting and memorable characters. Ages 9-11