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"Thirteen-year-old Paolo Crivelli dreams of being a hero in Nazi-occupied Florence. . . . A superb historical thriller." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Italy, 1944: Florence is occupied by Nazi forces. The Italian resistance movement has not given up hope, though -- and neither have thirteen-year-old Paolo and his sister, Costanza. As their mother is pressured into harboring escaping POWs, Paolo and Costanza each find a part to play in opposing the German forces. Both are desperate to fight the occupation, but what can two siblings -- with only a bicycle to help them -- do against a whole army?

  • ISBN-13: 9780763697785
  • ISBN-10: 0763697788
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
  • Publish Date: October 2017
  • Dimensions: 7.63 x 5.13 x 0.69 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.35 pounds
  • Page Count: 224
  • Reading Level: Ages 10-UP