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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library J MCD (Text) 33500012415311 Main Checked out 12/18/2020
Moorhead Public Library J MCD (Text) 33500012415303 Main Available -
Thief River Falls Public Library j MCD (Text) 35500005821234 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0545850959
  • ISBN: 9780545850957
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2016.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.: Twelve-year-old Marcel loves riding his bicycle, and dreams of competing in the Tour de France, but it is 1942 and German soldiers are everywhere, stopping him as he delivers bread from his parents' bakery around Aucoin--then one day he discovers that it is not just bread he is delivering, and suddenly he finds himself in position of dangerous secrets about his parents and his new friend from Paris, Delphine.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2016 September #2
    It's 1942, and German troops have recently occupied the small French town where Marcel lives with his parents, who run a bakery. Delivering bread one day, he finds a cryptic message inside a loaf and deduces that his parents are working with the Resistance. He befriends Delphine, a new classmate who shares his love of bicycles and the Tour de France. After discovering that she is Jewish and her family is in danger, Marcel begins a perilous journey on his bike to arrange for their escape. A glossary of terms (cornichons, Gestapo, ration cards), a time line of WWII France, and a brief history of the Tour de France are among the appended features. Clearly written, suspenseful, and accessible to a younger audience than most escape stories involving Jewish children during the war, this chapter book has classroom potential. An engaging story with an attractive jacket, this historical novel is a good companion book for Gregory Maguire's The Good Liar (1995) and Susan Lynn Meyer's Black Radishes (2010), which are also set in occupied France. Copyright 2016 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Yona Zeldis McDonough is the award-winning author of 27 books for children and seven novels for adults. Her essays, articles, and short fiction have appeared in numerous national and literary publications. She is also the fiction editor of Lilith magazine. McDonough lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their two children.

Subject: World War, 1939-1945 Underground movements France Juvenile fiction
Secrecy Juvenile fiction
Families France Juvenile fiction
Jews France History 20th century Juvenile fiction
Cycling Juvenile fiction
Adventure stories
War stories
France History German occupation, 1940-1945 Juvenile fiction
World War, 1939-1945 Underground movements France Fiction
Secrets Fiction
Family life France Fiction
Jews France Fiction
Bicycles and bicycling Fiction
Adventure and adventurers Fiction
France History German occupation, 1940-1945 Fiction
German Occupation of France (1940-1945)
World War (1939-1945)
Adventure stories
Underground movements, War
War stories
Genre: Juvenile works.
Adventure fiction.
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