Under a War-Torn Sky (Paperback)

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Wounded and alone behind enemy lines, a young pilot must find his way to freedom in this gripping, beloved novel
When Henry Forester is shot down during a bombing run over France, the World War II pilot finds himself trapped behind enemy lines. In constant danger of discovery by German soldiers, Henry begins a remarkable journey to freedom. Relying on the kindness of strangers, Henry moves from town to town--traveling by moonlight, never asking questions, or even the names of the people who help him along the way. Each day brings him closer to home, yet every step in enemy territory invites new dangers.

Even as Henry fights for his own life, he quickly grows to realize the peril that surrounds all of the French people, and to admire the courage of the freedom fighters who risk death to protect him. Suspenseful and achingly true, this critically-acclaimed and deeply beloved novel explores the heartbreak of war, the strength of human spirit, and one young man's struggle to protect the things he loves.

About the Author

L. M. Elliott (www.LMElliott.com) is the author of Under a War-Torn Sky,  a NCSS/CBC Notable Book in Social Studies, Jefferson Cup Honor Book, one of Bank Street College of Education Best Books of the Year, and winner of the Borders’ Original Voices Award, and its companions, A Troubled Peace (also a NCSS/CBC Notable) and Across a War-Tossed Sea (a Jefferson Cup Overfloweth title). Her Suspect Red, exploring the impact of McCarthyism and the 1950s Red Scare, won the Grateful American Book Prize, is a Bank Street College of Education Best Book, a NCSS/CBC Notable, a TXLA Tayshas High School Recommended Reading, and finalist for the PA Young Readers Award. Her recent titles include Walls, a NCSS/CBC Notable, Bank Street College of Education Best Book, and a Kirkus Best 100 YA Books 2021; Hamilton and Peggy!: A Revolutionary Friendship, a Bank Street College of Education Best Book and Grateful American Honor Book; and Louisa June and the Nazis in the Waves.    
Product Details
ISBN: 9780786817535
ISBN-10: 0786817534
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: June 1st, 2003
Pages: 288
Language: English