The Messenger Bird

(19 reviews with an average rating of 4 out of 5)

Publisher: Scholastic

Review

Nathan didn't notice the two men in dark coats at first, but before he can raise the alarm they have dragged his father away and bundled him into a car. Nathan's  dad just has time to give Nathan some cryptic clues and a firm instruction: 'You've got to follow Lily's trail, Nat.'

Those seven words set Nathan off on a mission to solve the clues and find the evidence that will prove his Dad is innocent. In doing so, Nathan gradually uncovers the story of Lily, a former employee at Bletchley Park, which becomes interwoven with his own.

A contemporary story with a historical twist, The Messenger Bird is pacy and engaging, and will be enjoyed by children with an interest in history and the Second World War.

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