An Eagle in the Snow

(40 reviews with an average rating of 5 out of 5)

Publisher: HarperCollins

Review

Barney is on a train with his mother when a siren sounds and the journey grinds to a halt. Sitting in the darkness, a stranger in their cabin offers to tell the true story of a highly decorated World War I soldier, who had a chance to kill a young Adolf Hitler - but let him go.

Barney is held rapt by the man's story of his old friend's life, but how does the stranger know so many personal details? And why does he feel compelled to share this story now?

This short but immersive novel has some classic illustrations from Michael Foreman, which could help get this book into the hands of some reluctant readers. The text is short and easy to read but no less descriptive or spellbinding for it.

A thought-provoking story that young history enthusiasts will especially welcome.

Winner of the Federation of Children’s Book Groups Children’s Book Award 2017.

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