On the Wings of Heroes

On the Wings of Heroes

Format
Paperback
Price
$7.99
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780142412046
  • 160 Pages
  • Puffin Books
  • 8-12 years

Overview

Davy Bowman’s dad looks forward to Halloween more than a kid, and Davy’s brother, Bill, flies B-17s. Davy adores these two heroes and tries his best to follow their lead, especially now. World War II has invaded Davy’s homefront boyhood. Bill has joined up, breaking their dad’s heart. It’s an intense, confusing time, and one that will spur Davy to grow up in a hurry. This is one of Richard Peck’s finest novels—a tender, unforgettable portrait of the World War II home front and a family’s enduring love.
On the Wings of Heroes

On the Wings of Heroes

Richard Peck

Praise

“This book is an absolute delight.” -School Library Journal, starred review

Q&A

“Poignant.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Pecks skill at characterization is unsurpassed.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“No one does nostalgia better than Peck, and this episodic story of a boy’s life on the home front just before and during World War II is a charmer.”—Booklist





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