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Publisher's Summary

When Henry Forester is shot down during a bombing run over France, the World War II pilot finds himself trapped behind enemy lines. In constant danger of discovery by German soldiers, Henry begins a remarkable journey to freedom. Relying on the kindness of strangers, Henry moves from town to town-traveling by moonlight, never asking questions or even the names of the people who help him along the way. Each day brings him closer to home, yet every step in enemy territory invites new dangers. Even as Henry fights for his own life, he quickly grows to realize the peril that surrounds all of the French people and to admire the courage of the freedom fighters who risk death to protect him.

Suspenseful and achingly true, this critically acclaimed and deeply beloved novel explores the heartbreak of war, the strength of the human spirit, and one young man's struggle to protect the things he loves.

©2001 L. M. Elliott (P)2014 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"An emotional, action-packed gem!" (Kliatt)

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Great book for young people.

I first read this book in junior high and loved it. Would like for them to release the sequel.

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Excellent book, the entire family enjoyed it. It kept our attention and very well read!

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This a is a great story!

This book has always been my favorite story. This is the one book I have read cover to cover more than once. I picked this story as my first audiobook to try because I knew I at least loved the story. The narrator did a great job!

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Why female voice for an all male story?

Can’t listen to hours of a woman faking male voices. Too jarring and unrealistic for me.