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"A thrilling and moving tale, set in a wonderfully tendered background of war-torn Italy. Danger abounds, but so do love and courage. I enjoyed it enormously." (Philip Pullman) "It is a very exciting wartime story, and I am sure it will be a great success." (Judith Kerr)" --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
A gripping and moving first novel by one of the world's best-loved writers for children. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description
On holiday I read it out loud to my 10 year old granddaughter and 79 year old sister and they were both captivated by the story. Read morePublished 14 months ago by geraldine roberts
What a great read, good for adults and children. Lovely bookPublished 14 months ago by Mr. Mark J. O'reilly
Having read Shirley Hughes 2 my children throughput their childhood, I was expecting a great read. I was disappointed. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Jhealing
Great book and ideal for the age pupils I teach. I thoroughly enjoyed it too!Published 16 months ago by Crippen
Italy 1944 during the Nazi occupation, Paolo's father is off with the Partisans or so he thought, Paolo, his sister Constanza and his mother are trying to survive the war as best... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Zulu Warrior
My son was 10 when he read this and has always been hard to engage with books. However, he really got into this book and nagged me to read it too which I did whilst on a family... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Mrs. Dawn L. Chapman
I bought this for my 11 year old son last Christmas and he loved it and insisted I found the time to read it myself. Read morePublished on 2 Oct. 2013 by J. Cockerill
A lovely read, I downloaded this for my daughter for book club, but would of read it anyway! Loved it!Published on 18 Aug. 2013 by Anonymous
My grandson said this was a good story and he enjoyed it. I think it may have been a bit easy for him as he finished it in a couple of hours! Read morePublished on 16 Aug. 2013 by Amazon Customer