Michael at the Invasion of France, 1943

Michael at the Invasion of France, 1943

By Laurie Calkhoven

Dial Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780803737242, 231pp.

Publication Date: February 16, 2012

Description

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."



About the Author
Laurie Calkhoven is the author of many books, including "George Washington: An American Life" and "Harriet Tubman: Leading the Way to Freedom". She lives in New York City. Visit her at LaurieCalkhoven.com.


Praise For Michael at the Invasion of France, 1943

"Delivers taut action and adventure"
-Booklist

"An absorbing adventure"
-Kirkus

"The action is intense"
-School Library Journal