On The Wings of Heroes: Book summary and reviews of On The Wings of Heroes by Richard Peck

On The Wings of Heroes

by Richard Peck

On The Wings of Heroes by Richard Peck
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  • Published in USA  Mar 2007
    160 pages
    Genre: Novels

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World War II has invaded Davy’s homefront boyhood. There’s an air raid drill in the classroom, and being a kid is an endless scrap drive. Bill has joined up, breaking their dad’s heart. It’s 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 Peck’s very finest novels—a tender, unforgettable portrait of the World War II homefront and a family’s 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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Jacob LaCrosse

On the Wings of Heroes: A Great Book
Usually, I hate reading so much, but reading this book was like an amazing experience in literature. There is humor, adventure, and heartwarming events all throughout the whole book. For this reason, I definitely rate this book five stars, and recommend it for kids ages 9 and up.

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