- 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
- 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)
0 current holds with 3 total copies.
|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||-|
- ISBN: 0545850959
- ISBN: 9780545850957
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2016.
|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.
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.
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