The Carnegie-shortlisted author of Code Name Verity returns with another gripping historical novel, taking readers on a daring flight across war-torn Europe.
Summer 1939. With Europe on the brink of war, nineteen-year-old Krystyna Tomiak has been called up to join the White Eagles, Poland's valiant air force. When the Nazis reach the town where she is based, Krystyna is forced to make a daring escape. But what she doesn't realise is that a young Jewish boy has also stowed away on her plane. Will Krystyna be able to navigate the most challenging flight of her life and get them both to safety?
Before becoming a writer, Elizabeth Wein studied at Yale University and completed a PhD in Folklore at the University of Philadelphia. Her first book was published in 1993 and she has since written several novels for young adults including the award-winning Code Name Verity. Much of Elizabeth's writing is inspired by her love of flying and she is a member of the International Organisation of Women Pilots.
Children’s & educational
Paperback - B format
Children's, Teenage & educational