Son1’s latest read is An Eagle in the Snow by Michael Morpurgo which he received free to review. Although Michael Morpurgo is a high profile author of 100+ children’s books, this is the first of his books that son1 has read. And he was hooked, reading the 250+ pages in just 2 days. So I’d better buy at least a couple more for his Christmas stocking.
This novel is inspired by the true story of Private Henry Tandey VC in World War I.
This is what it says on the back cover.
The powerful new novel from the master storyteller – inspired by the true story of one man who might have stopped World War II.
All Billy could think now was that before he had done the wrong thing and now he must do the right thing. He had to stop the suffering before it began, that was all there was to it. He had no choice…
And some more from inside the front cover.
1940. The train is under attacks from German fighters. In the darkness, sheltering in a railway tunnel, the stranger in the carriage with Barney and his mother tells them a story to pass the time.
And what a story. The story of a young man, a young soldier in the trenches of World War I who, on the spur of the moment, had done what he thought was the right thing.
It turned out to have been the worst mistake he ever could have made – a mistake he must put right before it is too late…
Here is son1’s video review of An Eagle in the Snow.
And you may see the book trailer here.
An Eagle in the Snow is written by Michael Morpurgo and illustrated by Michael Foreman. It is currently retailing on Amazon for £6 compared to a RRP of £12.99 for a hardback copy. It is also available in paperback and as a Kindle edition or Audio CD. It is targetted at children age 9+ and is published by Harper Collins. Son1 is very interested in history and highly recommends this book.
You may see details of Michael Morpurgo’s other books on his website, plus there are lots of activities and resources.
And I’m hosting a rafflecopter competition to giveaway a copy of An Eagle in the Snow to one lucky winner.
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Disclosure. This post is a review of a product I was sent for free. All opinions are my own.