On the Wings of Heroes, Richard Peck
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On the Wings of Heroes

Author: Richard Peck

Narrator: Lincoln Hoppe

Unabridged: 3 hr 14 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Random House Audio

Published: 03/27/2007

Genre: Children & Young Adults Fiction - Historical - United States - 20th Century

Ages: 11 - 12

Synopsis

Davy Bowman’s dad and brother 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.
This is one of Richard Peck’s finest novels–a tender, unforgettable portrait of the World War II homefront and a family’s love.

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