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Hero on a Bicycle

No. of pages 224

Great for age 10-15 years
A gripping and moving novel by one of the world's best-loved writers for children. From much-loved author Shirley Hughes comes a thrilling World War II novel for children aged 10 and up. It is 1944 and Florence, Italy, is occupied by Nazi German forces. The Italian resistance movement has not given up hope, though - and neither have Paolo and his sister, Constanza. Both are desperate to fight the occupation, but what can two siblings do against a whole army with only a bicycle to help them? In extraordinary circumstances, people are capable of extraordinary things...


This book has been graded for interest at 10-14 years.

There are 224 pages in this book. This book was published 2015 by Walker Books Ltd .

Shirley Hughes has illustrated more than 200 children's books. Her many awards include the Kate Greenaway Medal and the prestigious Eleanor Farjeon Award for her services to children's literature.

This book has been nominated for the following award:

Blue Peter Book Award
This book was recognised in the Best Story category by the Blue Peter Book Award. The Blue Peter Book Awards are a set of literary awards for children's books conferred by the BBC television programme Blue Peter. They were inaugurated in 2000 for books published in 1999. The Awards have been managed by reading charity, Booktrust, since 2006.

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