A story set in London during the Blitz. With Gernan planes blitzing London, the wreckage can be an exciting place to play after the fear of the night has died down. Whilst exploring a bombed house one day, a lonely boy makes a friend whose father is an RAF pilot - much more exciting than his own air-raid warden dad. But it takes genuine danger to make him realise the difference between the heroism of fantasy and what people do when their courage is needed for real.
This is Book 21 in the Flashbacks Series. See all Flashbacks books here.
Linda Newbery began by writing teenage fiction, but has now written for all ages. She has won the Costa Children's Book Prize and has twice been shor tlisted for the Carnegie Medal, as well as for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize.More about Linda Newbery