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Dogfight

Dogfight

Simpson, Craig, 1962-

Finn wants to follow in the footsteps of his father and become a pilot. But with the Second World War raging on and German soldiers invading his Norwegian village, flying isn't the only thing on his mind. The Resistance movement is making plans to reveal top-secret information to the British, and Finn is desperate to lend a hand

Book. English. Young adult fiction. Adventure stories.
Published London: Corgi, 2008
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Statement of responsibility: Craig Simpson
ISBN: 0552556742, 9780552556743
Intended audience: Adolescent.
Physical Description: 389 p. : ill., map ; 20 cm.
Series: A Finn Gunnersen adventure; Special operations
Subject: Norway History German occupation, 1940-1945 Fiction.; World War, 1939-1945 Underground movements Norway Fiction.; Airplanes Fiction.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 4.5
Interest Level: MY
Points: 14
Quiz Number: 221876

Author note

Craig Simpson spent his childhood in southern England. At eighteen he headed off to veterinary school in Bristol but soon realized that in the wrong hands a scalpel could do more harm than good, and switched to studying science. He spent a while juggling test tubes before realizing there had to be more to life. After fifteen years scaling the corporate ladder, and travelling widely he became an independent consultant. A keen amateur historian, inspired by true stories he then abandoned the rat-race to write adventure novels. He now lives between the New Forest and the Hampshire seaside

Reviews

"A fast-paced thriller"
The Times||"A full-throttle adventure"
Sunday Express||"A hugely exciting story!"
The School Librarian||"A twisting tale of conspiracy, action and espionage, and I highly recommend it"
TES||"Craig Simpson weaves fact and fiction together seamlessly to give his readers a thrilling and at the same time a meaningful reading experience. Readers will come to see how dangerous life was for many of the people who were living under German occupation during World War II"
Through the Looking Glass

Back cover copy

JOIN FINN GUNNERSEN IN HIS FIRST SPECIAL OPERATION

Eighty miles per hour . . .

'Now, Loki!' I said, seizing the other column in front of me. We both pulled back. The plane lurched like a runaway train about to derail. Then, suddenly, the pounding ceased and everything seemed mighty smooth.

My god, I thought, we're flying!

A teenage boy and his best friend, obsessed with fighter planes . . .

A country invaded by the enemy . . .

One daring mission that might just save the day . . .

Get ready for take-off and a full throtle action-adventure!

HIGH-OCTANE EXCITEMENT, PERFECT FOR FANS OF ANDY MCNAB, ROBERT MUCHAMORE AND CHRIS RYAN

UNSUITABLE FOR YOUNGER READERS