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Hero on a Bicycle

Hero on a Bicycle

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by Shirley Hughes

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?

Recommended for readers ages 10 years and up.

Softcover, 224 pages.

Candlewick Press.

Read a sample chapter from the publisher's website here.

“Thirteen-year-old Paolo Crivelli dreams of being a hero in Nazi-occupied Florence. . . . A superb historical thriller.” — Kirkus Reviews 
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