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Author Hughes, Shirley, 1927-

Title Hero on a bicycle [electronic resource] / Shirley Hughes.

Imprint Somerville, MA : Candlewick Press, 2013.


Description 1 online resource : ill.
Note Electronic book.
Summary In her first novel, beloved author Shirley Hughes presents a World War II adventure proving that in extraordinary circumstances, people are capable of extraordinary things. Italy, 1944: Florence is occupied by Nazi forces. The Italian resistance movement has not given up hope, though--and neither have thirteen-year-old Paolo and his sister, Costanza. As their mother is pressured into harboring escaping POWs, Paolo and Costanza each find a part to play in opposing the German forces. Both are desperate to fight the occupation, but what can two siblings--with only a bicycle to help them--do against a whole army? Middle-grade fans of history and adventure will be riveted by the action and the vividly evoked tension of World War II.
Subject Teenage boys -- Italy -- Juvenile fiction.
Families -- Italy -- Juvenile fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Children -- Italy -- Juvenile fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- Italy -- Juvenile fiction.
Teenage boys -- Italy -- Fiction.
Families -- Italy -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Children -- Italy -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- Italy -- Fiction.
Florence (Italy) -- History -- Siege, 1944 -- Juvenile fiction.
Italy -- History -- 1914-1945 -- Juvenile fiction.
Florence (Italy) -- History -- Siege, 1944 -- Fiction.
Italy -- History -- 1914-1945 -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
ISBN 9780763663599 electronic bk.
076366359X electronic bk.

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