On the wings of heroes

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Davy Bowman's brother and their dad hung the moon. Dad looks forward to Halloween more than a kid, and Davy's brother, Bill, flies B-17s. Davy adores these two heroes and tries his best to follow their lead, especially now.

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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9780803730816
9780786297030
9780739355008
9780142412046
014241204
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MG
Level 4.6, 4 Points
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730L
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subject_facet Historical fiction, Illinois -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction, Illinois -- History. -- 20th century -- Fiction, Large type books, World War, 1939-1945 -- Illinois -- Fiction, World War, 1939-1945 -- Illinois -- Juvenile fiction, World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Fiction, World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Juvenile fiction
title_display On the wings of heroes
title_full On the Wings of Heroes, On the wings of heroes / Richard Peck, On the wings of heroes / by Richard Peck
title_short On the wings of heroes
title_sub
topic_facet History, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Large type books, World War, 1939-1945