World War II Book 4: The Liberators
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545523042 Hardcover
192 Pages | 5.78" x 8.6" | Ages 10 to 14
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545523066 Ebook
192 Pages | Ages 10 to 14
A powerful insight in to the chaotic landscape of War, from World War II to the timely War on Terror.
The US Marines Corps is home to some of the roughest, toughest combatants in World War II. Their courage and daring are legendary. And the best of the best - the boldest among them - are joining the Corps' elite new paratrooper combat unit. As Paramarines, they'll be expected to do everything a typical Marine does... and do it while skydiving.
Nick Nardini knows that he's destined to become a Paramarine. He also knows that he has to convince his best friend, Zachary Klecko, to sign up too. Nardini and Klecko used to be inseparable, ever since they met in kindergarten, but recently they've been drifting apart. Fighting in the same battalion - and jumping out of the same planes - seems to Nardini like a surefire way to restore their bond and come out of the war stronger than ever.
Raves & reviews:
" A expertly crafted war story with fluid prose, bleak humor, careful attention to historic detail, and a view of 'The Good War' worth pondering." -Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review
" All the sizzle, chaos, noise and scariness of war is clay in the hands of ace storyteller Lynch." -Kirkus Reviews
" Though aimed at younger readers, Lynch doesn't write down, instead offering a powerful taste of war on a personal level." -Publishers Weekly