World War II has invaded Davys homefront boyhood. Theres an air raid drill in the classroom, and being a kid is an endless scrap drive. Bill has joined up, breaking their dads heart. Its an intense, confusing time, and one that will invite Davy to grow up in a hurry.
Still, Richard Peck is a master of comedy, and even in this novel of wartime uncertainty, he infuses his tale with humor: oddballs and rascals and boyhood misadventures alongside the poignant moments. This is one of Richard Pecks very finest novelsa tender, unforgettable portrait of the World War II homefront and a familys love.
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"Starred Review. Chock full of eccentric characters and poignant moments, this coming-of-age novel will be embraced by children and grownups alike." - PW.
"All in all, there remains no more genial guide for a trip down memory lane than the redoubtable Peck." - Booklist.
"Scenes are so well crafted they beg to be read aloud. An ode to a father, a big brother and an era captured by a writer at his peak." - Kirkus.
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On The Wings of Heroes was scheduled to publish in March, but appears to have been released in mid-Feb.
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