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Hero on a Bicycle

Written by Shirley Hughes

Hero on a Bicycle Synopsis

A gripping and moving novel by one of the world's best-loved writers for children. From much-loved author Shirley Hughes comes a thrilling World War II novel for children aged 10 and up. It is 1944 and Florence, Italy, is occupied by Nazi German forces. The Italian resistance movement has not given up hope, though - and neither have Paolo and his sister, Constanza. Both are desperate to fight the occupation, but what can two siblings do against a whole army with only a bicycle to help them? In extraordinary circumstances, people are capable of extraordinary things...

Hero on a Bicycle Press Reviews

The mounting suspense will keep readers turning pages. An absorbing survival adventure and a solid fiction debut. * Booklist * a beautifully moving story * Irish Independent * A thrilling adventure. * The Good Book's Guide * Action packed. . . an excellent addition to our World War 2 novels. * Reading Chick *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406336115
Publication date: 11th October 2012
Author: Shirley Hughes
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 224 pages

About Shirley Hughes

Shirley Hughes has illustrated more than 200 children's books and is one of the best-loved writers for children. She has won the Kate Greenaway Medal twice and has been awarded the OBE for her distinguished service to children's literature. In 2007, Dogger was voted the UK's favourite Kate Greenaway Medal-winning book of all time. Shirley lives in West London.

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