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Thursday, October 1, 2020

Book Review and Giveaway -- One Boy's War by Nancy McDonald On tour with IRead


Book Title:  One Boy's War by Nancy McDonald
CategoryMiddle-Grade Fiction (Ages 8-12),  134 pages
GenreHistorical fiction
Publisher:  Iguana Books
Release date:   April, 2020
Format available for review:  print, PDF
Tour dates: September 14 to October 2, 2020
Content Rating:  G. There is no violence, bad language etc. in this book.

ENGLAND, SUMMER 1940. Following a brush with death on the Irish Sea, ten-year-old Käfer Avigdor unexpectedly finds himself back in London. There, he stumbles upon a sinister Nazi plot, which targets hundreds of people in Britain -- including the most powerful man in the country. The one person who might be able to defeat Adolf Hitler.

With the Germans threatening to invade England at any moment, Käfer musters all his courage and ingenuity in a valiant effort to thwart the Nazis. But will he succeed in time to save the day?

One Boy's War, the sequel to Boy from Berlin, is inspired by real people and historical events.

Meet the Author:

Nancy McDonald began her career as a journalist on television programs that include W5, Canada AM, and Marketplace before going on to become a sought-after freelance writer, penning everything from documentaries to live-action scripts to comic books. One Boy’s War is the highly anticipated sequel to Boy from Berlin. Nancy lives in Stratford, Ontario, where she revels in Shakespeare, takes theatergoers on tours of the Costume Warehouse, and treads the boards with the Perth County Players. She also works part-time at Fanfare Books, Stratford’s only independent bookseller.

connect with the author:   website ~ twitter ~ instagram ~ goodreads

My Thoughts
My 9 year old son and I read this book together. We really enjoyed it. It sparked a lot of good conversation and a lot of questions to the Holocaust. This is the second book in the series - and it picks up where "Boy from Berlin" leaves off. Kafer is now 10 - and braver then some of the adults. He finds himself in a bit of danger - and shows courage through out. 

The war is still waging on. Kafer is on a ship - heading to Canada - and an event turns them around and brings them back to London. Packed full of historical accuracy, my son took a real interest in learning more about WWII and the events in this book. As a military historian, this made my heart happy. 
This book is well researched, well written and is geared toward middle grades. My son is in 4th grade and we took turns reading the book outloud. There were some words he struggled with. His 7 year old brother listed for part of it. 

I received a copy of this book through the IreadTours blogging program. All thoughts are my own. 

You can win: Autographed set of BOY FROM BERLIN & ONE BOY’S WAR. (one winner) (USA and Canada only)

Enter: HERE

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