Wild Reading 06/07/20
The Messenger Bird
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.