By Michael Morpurgo, M.B.E .
(Scholastic, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780439636537, 202pp.)
Publication Date: May 2006
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As the enemy lurks in the darkness, Thomas struggles to stay awake through the night. He has lived through the terror of gas attacks and watched friends die by his side. But in the morning, Thomas will be forced to confront an even greater horror.
As the minutes tick by, Thomas remembers his childhood spent deep in the countryside with his mother, his brothers, and Molly, the love of his life. But each minute that passes brings Thomas closer to something he can't bear to to think about--the moment when the war and its horrific consequences will change his life forever.
Michael Foreman grew up in a small English fishing village and has loved the sea ever since. He has illustrated more than one hundred children's books, and he has won the Kate Greenaway Medal, the Smarties Book Prize, and the Federation of Children's Book Groups' Red House Children's Book Award. He has collaborated with Michael Morpurgo on several successful books, including The Amazing Story Of Adolphus Tips and Billy the Kid.