An evocative, beautifully imagined and heart-wrenching wartime story by celebrated author Timothee de Fombelle.
In this astonishingly-drawn wartime story, a little girl called Rosalie is a captain on a very secret mission - a mission to learn how to read. Mother reads often to Rosalie, especially when Father sends them letters from the front line describing the forest in the distance, the churned-up soil and the soldiers hiding in holes. But as Rosalie gets further along in her mission and begins to piece together the words in her father's letters, the truth about the consequences of war are finally and irrevocably revealed.
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Timothee de Fombelle is a much-admired French playwright, as well as the author of Toby Alone (9781406313154) and Toby Alone and the Secrets of the Tree (9781406310146). Walker published Toby Alone in 2008, and the series has now been printed in 27 languages. Timothee lives in Paris.
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Kirsten Hall is a former preschool and elementary school teacher who has authored more than a hundred learn-to-read stories for emergent readers. Today, she is the founder and owner of a boutique children's book illustration and literary agency, Catbird Productions. Hall is the author of the picture books The Gold Leaf and The Jacket, which was a New York TiMore about Isabelle Arsenault