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Record details

  • ISBN: 1250039800 (trade)
  • ISBN: 9781250039804 (trade)
  • Physical Description: 140 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: ©2012

Content descriptions

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 gift—a 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 unfairness—because he was black, Leroy never got his medal, but that's about to change. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

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.

Subject: World War, 1939-1945 England Juvenile fiction
Fatherless families England Juvenile fiction
World War, 1939-1945 England Fiction
Single-parent families Fiction
Historical fiction
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