Jack can't wait for the school trip to the D-Day landing beaches. It's his chance to learn more about the war heroes he has always admired - brave men like his dad, who is a reserve soldier. But when his dad is called up to action and things at home spiral out of control, everything Jack believes about war is thrown into question. Finding comfort only in the presence of his loyal dog, Finn, Jack is drawn to the heart-wrenching true story of one particular D-Day paratrooper. On 6 June 1944, Emile Corteil parachuted into France with his dog, Glen - and Jack is determined to discover their fate ...
This is Book 20 in the Conkers Series. See all Conkers books here.
Tom Palmer is originally from Leeds and credits articles about football with getting him into reading as a child. He draws on this experience in his top-selling sports fiction for children, including the series Football Academy and Foul Play. Tom has a background in reader development and today travels all over the UK with his immensely popularMore about Tom Palmer
Tom Clohosy-Cole (Author, Illustrator)
Tom Clohosy Cole studied at Kingston University. He published Space Race with
Nobrow in 2012, and his clients include the Sunday Times, the Wellcome Trust, Virgin
Media, Sony and Pan Macmillan. He lives and works in London.