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Hero on a bicycle: a novel

Hero on a bicycle: a novel

Hughes, Shirley, 1927-

It is 1944 and Florence is occupied by Nazi German forces. The Italian resistance movement has not given up hope, though - and neither have Paolo and his sister, Constanza. Both are desperate to fight the occupation, but what can two siblings do against a whole army with only a bicycle to help them?

Paperback, Book. English. General. Fiction 9+. Children's stories.
Published London: Walker, 2012
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Statement of responsibility: by Shirley Hughes
ISBN: 1406336114, 9781406336115
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Note: Map on inside cover.
Note: Includes QR code.
Physical Description: 221 p. : map ; 20 cm.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 Italy Florence Juvenile fiction.; Florence (Italy) History Siege, 1944 Juvenile fiction.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 6
Interest Level: MY
Points: 6
Quiz Number: 222686

Author note

Shirley Hughes has illustrated more than 200 childrenÆs books and is one of the best-loved writers for children. She has won the Kate Greenaway Medal twice and has been awarded the OBE for her distinguished service to childrenÆs literature. In 2007, Dogger was voted the UKÆs favourite Kate Greenaway Medal-winning book of all time. Shirley lives in London.