Whanganuilibrary.com
Normal view MARC view ISBD view

Bomber / Paul Dowswell.

By: Dowswell, Paul [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2015Description: 271 pages : illustration ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780857988027.Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction | Bombers -- Piloting -- Fiction | World War, 1939-1945 -- Juvenile fiction | Bombers -- Piloting -- Juvenile fiction | Great Britain -- History -- George VI, 1936-1952 -- Fiction | Great Britain -- History -- George VI, 1936-1952 -- Juvenile fictionGenre/Form: Young adult fiction. | Teen fiction.DDC classification: 823.92 Summary: One in five never returned. Every boy dreams of flying, but in war that dream can turn into a nightmare. Harry Friedman is the gunner of the Macey May, an American Flying Fortress stationed in East Anglia. The Second World War is raging and the Nazis have swept over Europe. The crews of every Flying Fortress face terrible odds on their bombing missions. To make it through alive, Harry will need luck on his side and courage...Courage to keep going when he has watched close friends die. Courage to confront a terrible evil. And the courage to make it home from deep behind enemy lines.Nail-biting tension and compelling storytelling combine with Dowswell's meticulous research to deliver a page-turner for fans of John Boyne, Morris Gleitzman and Marcus Zusak.
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
    average rating: 0.0 (0 votes)
Item type Current location Collection Call number Copy number Status Date due
Teenage Fiction Davis (Central) Library
Teenage Fiction
Teenage Fiction DOW 1 Available
Teenage Fiction Davis (Central) Library
Teenage Fiction
Teenage Fiction DOW 4 Available
Teenage Fiction Mobile Library
Teenage Fiction
Teenage Fiction DOW 2 Available
Teenage Fiction Rangiora Street Library
Teenage Fiction
Teenage Fiction DOW In transit from Davis (Central) Library to Rangiora Street Library since 30/04/2019

Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

From the author of Mr Chen's Emporium comes a quirky and heartwarming tale about finding your true place in the world, set against the backdrop of a weekly trivia competition.

'Trivia is a serious business, not a social occasion' Kevin Dwyer, the 'trivia man'

Dubbed 'brainbox' by his peers and 'weirdo' by his sister, Kevin Dwyer is a middle-aged forensic accountant who has never had a real friend, other than his eight-year-old nephew Patrick. When Kevin joins the Clifton Heights Sports Club trivia competition as a one-man team, and convincingly wins the first round, he is headhunted by the other contestants. But Kevin would prefer to be on his own. That is, until he meets Maggie Taylor . . .

Maggie is a Latin teacher and movie buff, who's good at her job but unlucky in love. In fact, she's still besotted with the man who dumped her years ago. Nagged by her friend Carole about getting out and meeting people, Maggie reluctantly joins the trivia team founded by Carole's husband, Edward.

Over a season of trivia nights, Kevin, Maggie and her team will experience arguments and crises, friendships and romances, heartbreaks and new beginnings. And maybe, just maybe, Kevin will find his happy ever after . . .

One in five never returned. Every boy dreams of flying, but in war that dream can turn into a nightmare. Harry Friedman is the gunner of the Macey May, an American Flying Fortress stationed in East Anglia. The Second World War is raging and the Nazis have swept over Europe. The crews of every Flying Fortress face terrible odds on their bombing missions. To make it through alive, Harry will need luck on his side and courage...Courage to keep going when he has watched close friends die. Courage to confront a terrible evil. And the courage to make it home from deep behind enemy lines.Nail-biting tension and compelling storytelling combine with Dowswell's meticulous research to deliver a page-turner for fans of John Boyne, Morris Gleitzman and Marcus Zusak.

5 6 7 11 13 18 19 20 22 44 77 82 98 102 109 114 115 119 120 130 138 141 149 151