PIGEON HERO! by Shirley Raye Redmond

PIGEON HERO!

Age Range: 6 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

The true story of a carrier pigeon in WWII is the premise for this mid-level easy reader that will appeal to young readers interested in airplanes and the era of the world wars. The special pigeon, nicknamed G.I. Joe, was sent from Italy by British soldiers to an American air base to cancel a planned bombing mission. The mission needed to be called off because the Germans had already withdrawn from the Italian town, and there was no radio or telegraph communication available. This situation is rather complex to explain within the confines of the easy reader format, and some children will need an adult’s help with the military background. A simple author’s note is included, but no dates, map, or country definitions are given. Despite these minor drawbacks, historical settings and interesting true stories for easy readers are always welcome, and G.I. Joe is a plucky fellow with an intriguing tale. (Easy reader. 6-8)

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 2003
ISBN: 0-689-85486-2
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Aladdin
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 15th, 2003




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