Henderson's Boys: The Escape
Written by Robert Muchamore
Part of the Henderson's Boys Series
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Shortlisted for the Independent Booksellers' Book Prize 2010.
Best-selling author of the Cherub series, Robert Muchamore launches a powerful and pacy new series about children working undercover. The year is 1940, the place is Paris. Hitler’s army is sweeping towards the city and millions of French civilians are on the run. British spy Charles Henderson is determined to reach two British children who are being hunted by German agents. His best way of doing so is with the help of another child. It doesn’t take him long to realise that the best hope the British have of winning the war is to use children. But can he convince the Secret Service and how can he keep them hidden?
The shortlisted titles for the 2010 Independent Booksellers' Award were:
Running Wild by Michael Morpurgo
Dog Loves Books by Louise Yates
Auslander by Paul Dowswell
Dogs by Emily Gravett
The Unfinished Angel by Sharon Creech
Henderson’s Boys: The Escape by Robert Muchamore
Ostrich Boys by Keith Gray
What’s for Dinner Mr Gum? by Andy Stanton
Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce
The Last Leopard by Lauren St John
Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick
The Silver Blade by Sally Gardner
Be sure to check out the other Robert Muchamore titles by clicking here including the second in the Henderson's Boys series - Eagle Day.
Henderson's Boys: The Escape by Robert Muchamore
Ever wondered how CHERUB was created? Number one bestseller Robert Muchamore takes us back to World War Two, where the very first CHERUB adventure is about to begin...
1 October 1940
Following your memorandum on the value of underage operatives in occupied France and our discussions in London last week, we have, somewhat reluctantly agreed to your proposal to train an espionage unit comprised entirey of boys aged between 11 and 17 years.
I am uncomfortable with a use of boys that borders on exploitation, but these are desperate times and both the Prime Minister and I were compelled by your argument that these young men could give us a significant edge in the struggle that lies ahead of us.
The funds and necessary equipment for your new unit will be made available through your commanding officer, Eileen McAfferty.
Eric Mews (Deputy Minister for Economic Welfare)
Summer, 1940. Hitler's army is advancing towards Paris, and millions of French civilians are on the run. Amidst the chaos, two British children are being hunted by German agents.
British spy Charles Henderson tries to reach them first, but he can only do it with the help of a twelve-year-old French orphan. The British secret service is about to discover that kids working undercover will help to win the war. For official purposes, these children do not exist.
For more information on the series go to http://www.hendersonsboys.com/
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