On the Wings of Heroes


by Richard Peck, 151 pages


Item Number: 3669

This book for the blind is offered in Standard Grade 2, Uncontracted Grade 1, or Unified English Braille. What is Grade 2 Braille? Purchase in Unified English Braille

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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-17's. 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 Peck's very finest novels - a tender, unforgettable portrait of the World War II homefront and a family's love.

For ages 9 to 12.

Package Weight: about 2.7 pounds.

(From the Historical Fiction shelf.)