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The Resource Hero on a bicycle, Shirley Hughes

Hero on a bicycle, Shirley Hughes

Label
Hero on a bicycle
Title
Hero on a bicycle
Statement of responsibility
Shirley Hughes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Florence, Italy, 1944: The city is under heavy Nazi occupation, but for thirteen-year-old Paolo, war is a long and boring wait. Too young to fight for the resistance, yet desperate for action and adventure, he sneaks out each night to ride his bicycle along the darkened city streets. For Paolo, the risk is thrilling. But when he is accosted by Partisans--covert members of the anti-Nazi movement--thrilling quickly becomes dangerous as Paolo and his family are thrust into a terrifying and impossible situation. Finally at the center of the action, Paolo must figure out once and for all whether he has what it takes to truly be a hero."--Dust jacket
Summary
When their mother reluctantly joins the Italian Resistance against Nazi occupying forces in World War II Florence, young Paolo and his sister, Costanza, devise a clever way to use their bicycle to assist the movement
Tone
Writing style
Award
USBBY Outstanding International Book, 2014.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10143586
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1927-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hughes, Shirley
Dewey number
[FIC]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
880
Intended audience source
Lexile
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
880
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 8
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage boys
  • Families
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Florence (Italy)
  • Italy
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Hero on a bicycle, Shirley Hughes
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20007681
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
213 pages
Isbn
9780763660376
Lccn
2012943650
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Hero on a bicycle, Shirley Hughes
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20007681
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
213 pages
Isbn
9780763660376
Lccn
2012943650
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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