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by | Read by Stuart McLoughlin

Children Ages 10+ • 4.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2005

What happens when you scratch the surface of a hero? Stuart McLoughlin's compelling portrayal of Charlie, an alienated, grieving teenager, seeks to answer this question. Depressed over the death of his father, Charlie is feeling like an outsider until his beloved grandfather agrees to share his experiences as a WWII Royal Air Force fighter pilot at Charlie's school. Charlie's pride turns to disillusionment and then horror when he learns that his grandfather also belonged to a fascist organization known as the Blackshirts. McLoughlin's rendition superbly expresses Charlie's emotions as he confronts his grandfather, discovers past truths, and finds forgiveness. This intense story has parallels for those who have ever discovered that their own heroes are not without fault. M.H.N. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 06/ JAN 07]



Library Ed. • BBC Audiobooks America • 2006

CS ISBN 1405651482 $32.95 • Four cassettes

CD ISBN 1405655232 $34.95 • Four CDs

DD ISBN $23.25

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