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Hero on a Bicycle

By Shirley Hughes, 1927-

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.

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

076366037X


Format: Book
Author: Hughes, Shirley, 1927-
Summary: "Florence, Italy, 1944: The city is under heavy Nazi occupation, but for thirteen-year-old Paolo, war is a long and boring wait. Too young to fight for the resistance, yet desperate for action and adventure, he sneaks out each night to ride his bicycle along the darkened city streets. For Paolo, the risk is thrilling. But when he is accosted by Partisans--covert members of the anti-Nazi movement--thrilling quickly becomes dangerous as Paolo and his family are thrust into a terrifying and impossible situation. Finally at the center of the action, Paolo must figure out once and for all whether he has what it takes to truly be a hero."--Dust jacket.
Title: Hero on a bicycle / Shirley Hughes.
Publisher Date: Somerville, MA : Candlewick Press, 2013.
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. Florence (Italy) -- History -- Siege, 1944 -- Juvenile fiction. Italy -- History -- 1914-1945 -- Juvenile fiction.
Isbn: 076366037X 9780763660376
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: C Hughes
Oclc: 816511878
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Bib Id: 433053

Format: Book
Author: Hughes, Shirley, 1927-
Summary: "Florence, Italy, 1944: The city is under heavy Nazi occupation, but for thirteen-year-old Paolo, war is a long and boring wait. Too young to fight for the resistance, yet desperate for action and adventure, he sneaks out each night to ride his bicycle along the darkened city streets. For Paolo, the risk is thrilling. But when he is accosted by Partisans--covert members of the anti-Nazi movement--thrilling quickly becomes dangerous as Paolo and his family are thrust into a terrifying and impossible situation. Finally at the center of the action, Paolo must figure out once and for all whether he has what it takes to truly be a hero."--Dust jacket.
Title: Hero on a bicycle / Shirley Hughes.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
Publisher, Date: Somerville, MA : Candlewick Press, 2013.
Description: 213 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Subjects: Teenage boys -- Italy -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Families -- Italy -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- Children -- Italy -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- Italy -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Florence (Italy) -- History -- Siege, 1944 -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Italy -- History -- 1914-1945 -- Juvenile fiction.
ISBN: 076366037X
ISBN: 9780763660376
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: C Hughes