Hero on a Bicycle


"Thirteen-year-old Paolo Crivelli dreams of being a hero in Nazi-occupied Florence. . . . A superb historical thriller." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Italy, 1944: Florence is occupied by Nazi forces. The Italian resistance movement has not given up hope, though - and neither have thirteen-year-old Paolo and his sister, Costanza. As their mother is pressured into harboring escaping POWs, Paolo and Costanza each find a part to play in opposing the German forces. Both are desperate to fight the occupation, but what can two siblings "with only a bicycle to help them" do against a whole army?

Juvenile Fiction / Historical - Europe / Historical - Military & Wars / Social Themes - Prejudice & Racism
Ages 10+

224 pages | 5.13" x 7.50" Paperback