- 9 of 9 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
- 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)
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- ISBN: 1250039800 (trade)
- ISBN: 9781250039804 (trade)
140 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
- Edition: First U.S. edition.
- Publisher: ©2012
|Summary, etc.:||In World War II-era England, Michael learns about his black British Army soldier grandfather, a World War I officer who risked his life to save wounded men but who did not receive special commendations because of his race.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2014 February #1
Morpurgo, author of War Horse (2007), returns with another middle-grade historical drama. Londoner Michael doesn't know much about his grandfather Leroy, who died in WWI as one of the rare black members of the RAF. There is a mystery surrounding Leroy that even Michael's mother cannot explain. Then he receives a belated giftâa framed photograph of Leroy. This photo, however, contains a secret that, for the first time ever, will tell the forgotten tale of this brave soldier. Here the narrative shifts to a letter that takes us back to WWI, and it's a large chunk of pages, which does slow the book's momentum. It's a fine story, though, even if Leroy's goodness is a bit too perfect to be believed. In fact, the entire book is squeaky-clean, which may make some eyes roll, even while being that warm, gentle read that others savor. Regardless, readers will be moved by Michael's plan to reverse an old unfairnessâbecause he was black, Leroy never got his medal, but that's about to change. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.
Michael Morpurgo, a Member of the Order of the British Empire, is the author of over 100 children's books, including An Elephant in the Garden and Shadow. He is also the author of the New York Times bestseller War Horse, which debuted on Broadway in 2011, and is now a film by Steven Spielberg.
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