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Kid soldier [electronic resource]. Jennifer Maruno.

Maruno, Jennifer. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781459706798 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2013.

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Summary, etc.: A boy is thrown into the middle of history’s biggest war. Kid Soldier has been nominated for the 2015 Rocky Mountain Book Award Fatherless and penniless, fifteen-year-old Richard Fuller wants a bike, so Mr. Black, the baker hires him to help with deliveries. Mr. Black entertains him with army stories and teaches him Morse code. He invites Richard to attend the opening ceremonies of the local 1939 military camp. Infatuated with army life, Richard takes part in Army training camp under an assumed name. When war looms, he makes the most impulsive decision in his life and enlists. He travels to England, witnesses the terror of the Battle of Britain, the horrible death of a German pilot, is caught in the London Blitzkrieg, and is wounded himself. When his true age is discovered, Richard faces a possible court-martial. Will Richard’s desire for adventure lead to disaster so early in his life?
Target Audience Note: Text Difficulty 3 - Text Difficulty 4
800 Lexile.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. Toronto : Dundurn, 2013. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1002 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Young Adult Fiction.
Historical Fiction.
Young Adult Literature.
Genre: Electronic books.

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