Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338245721 Hardcover
336 Pages | 5.731" x 8.538" | Ages 9 to 12
Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338245745 Ebook
336 Pages | Ages 9 to 12
Alan Gratz, bestselling author of Refugee, weaves a stunning array of voices and stories into an epic tale of teamwork in the face of tyranny — and how just one day can change the world.June 6, 1944: The Nazis are terrorizing Europe, on their evil quest to conquer the world. The only way to stop them? The biggest, most top-secret operation ever, with the Allied nations coming together to storm German-occupied France. Welcome to D-Day.Dee, a young U.S. soldier, is on a boat racing toward the French coast. And Dee — along with his brothers-in-arms — is terrified. He feels the weight of World War II on his shoulders.But Dee is not alone. Behind enemy lines in France, a girl named Samira works as a spy, trying to sabotage the German army. Meanwhile, paratrooper James leaps from his plane to join a daring midnight raid. And in the thick of battle, Henry, a medic, searches for lives to save.In a breathtaking race against time, they all must fight to complete their high-stakes missions. But with betrayals and deadly risks at every turn, can the Allies do what it takes to win?
Raves & reviews:
Praise for Allies:* "A tour de force of war fiction." — Booklist, starred review* "Both an excellent, inclusive narration of important historical events and a fast-paced, entertaining read." — Kirkus Reviews, starred review* "A tautly paced and multifaceted portrait of the D-Day invasion. . . . This gripping novel . . . offers memorable insights into the contributions and alliances of everyday people." —Publisher's Weekly, starred review