Under a War-Torn Sky

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Hyperion Book CH, Apr 28, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 288 pages
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When Henry Forester is shot down during a bombing run over France, the World War II pilot finds himself trapped behind enemy lines. In constant danger of discovery by German soldiers, Henry begins a remarkable journey to greedom. Relying on the kind ness of strangers, Henry moves from town to town--traveling by moonlight, never asking questions, or even the names of the people who help him along the way. Through his journey, Henry gains an understanding of the French and their struggle; and of his own place in a war that will change the face of Europe forever.

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User Review  - SheilaCornelisse - LibraryThing

This is one of the best war stories that I have read. Because Henry is only 19 years old, it is suitable for younger readers. I have recommended it to numerous Grade 7 and 8 boys who have really ... Read full review

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User Review  - mrindt - LibraryThing

Nineteen-year-old Henry is an American bomber pilot during World War II. After parachuting out of his downed plane, Henry, with an assortment of helpers from the French Resistance, slowly makes his ... Read full review



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L.M. Elliott (www.LMElliott.com) is the author of Under a War-Torn Sky, a NCSS/CBC Notable Book in Social Studies, Jefferson Cup Honor Book, Bank Street College of Education Best Books of the Year, and winner of the Borders' Original Voices Award, and its companions, A Troubled Peace and Across a War-Tossed Sea; Annie, Between the States, an IRA Teacher's Choice and NYPL Book for the Teen Age; Give Me Liberty, and Flying South, a Bank Street College Best Children's Book. She lives in Virginia with her family.

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