Twelve-year-old Michael lives in Paris, France during World War II with his family and works with his friend to resist the Nazis. At first they did small things, but then Michael wants to do more and joins the French Resistance, leading American and British aviators along secret routes out of France so that they may fight the Germans again. But Nazi spies are everywhere . . . will Michael risk his life to defend his country's freedom? A fictional account based upon true experiences.
When the Nazis invade Paris, Michael, a thirteen-year- old French-American, wants to be a part of the Resistance. Starting small, vandalizing Nazi propaganda and refusing to hail Hitler, Michael works his way into the full-blown Resistance, escorting American aviators to safe zones and delivering important spy documents. But when an injured pilot needs help to escape France, will Michael be brave enough to complete the mission?
With historical notes, time lines, and maps to augment the page-turning action, it's easy to see why School Library Journal says Boys of Wartime "will appeal to history buffs and reluctant readers alike."
Laurie Calkhoven lives in New York City. This is the third book in her Boys of Wartime series.
"Delivers taut action and adventure" Booklist
"An absorbing adventure" Kirkus
"The action is intense" School Library Journal