Michael at the Invasion of France, 1943
By Laurie Calkhoven
(Dial, Hardcover, 9780803737242, 240pp.)
Publication Date: February 16, 2012
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When the Nazis invade Paris, Michael, a thirteen-year- old French-American, wants to be a part of the Resistance. Starting small, vandalizing Nazi propaganda and refusing to hail Hitler, Michael works his way into the full-blown Resistance, escorting American aviators to safe zones and delivering important spy documents. But when an injured pilot needs help to escape France, will Michael be brave enough to complete the mission?
With historical notes, time lines, and maps to augment the page-turning action, it's easy to see why School Library Journal says Boys of Wartime "will appeal to history buffs and reluctant readers alike."
Laurie Calkhoven lives in New York City. This is the third book in her Boys of Wartime series.
"Delivers taut action and adventure"
"An absorbing adventure"
"The action is intense"
-School Library Journal