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- ISBN: 1250105145
- ISBN: 9781250105141
- ISBN: 1250105153
- ISBN: 9781250105158
133 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
- Edition: First U.S. edition.
- Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Feiwel and Friends, 2017.
- Copyright: ©2015
|Summary, etc.:||In 1940 England, stuck in a train tunnel while German fighter jets fly overhead, Barney hears an unlikely story of a highly decorated World War I soldier who once had a chance to kill young Adolf Hitler.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2016 November #2
Morpurgo's gentle WWII tale is loosely based on a real British soldier who may or may not have spared Adolf Hitler's life during WWI. Barney and his mother are traveling to Cornwall by train after their home in Coventry is bombed. Another passenger joins them in their compartment, and when the train takes refuge from German fighter planes in a tunnel, to pass the time, the man tells them about his friend Billy Byron, who, during WWI, let a German soldier go instead of shooting him. Later, he learns that the soldier was Adolf Hitler, and he missed his chance at preventing WWII. The narrative is deceptively simple, and while Barney is the narrator, most of the narrative consists of the man telling Billy Byron's story. The casual tone of the story the stranger tells is in compellingly sharp contrast to the powerful questions it raises about duty and honor. A couple of light twists at the end are not entirely unexpected. Morpurgo concludes the book with information about Henry Tandey, the real Billy Byron. Copyright 2016 Booklist Reviews.
Michael Morpurgo, a Member of the Order of the British Empire, is the author of more than 100 books, including An Elephant in the Garden, Shadow, A Medal for Leroy, and Listen to the Moon. He is also the author of the New York Times-bestseller War Horse, which was adapted for the stage and became a film by Steven Spielberg.
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