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Macmillan Children's Book

Tales of World War II

Amazing True Stories from the War that Shook the World

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Author: Dr. Hattie Hearn; illustrated by Margarida Esteves

Tales of World War II

Tales of World War II

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A collection of incredible true stories from the Second World War by war historian Dr. Hattie Hearn.
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It’s the Second World War as you’ve never seen it beforediscover the hidden stories of incredible human spirit during the world’s darkest hour.

Everyone knows what Adolf Hitler, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Winston Churchill were doing during World War II, but what about ordinary people? In this beautifully illustrated book for children and grandchildren, war historian Dr. Hattie Hearn reveals some of the most incredible true tales from the war, including:

• The Canadian cabin boy who avoided German U-boats crossing the Atlantic
• The Navajo soldiers who developed a secret code to outfox their enemies
• The African-American jazz singer who worked as a spy for the French Resistance

Beautifully illustrated by Margarida Esteves and featuring stories from all over the world, Tales of World War II also contains jaw-dropping tales including the dog used to find survivors in the London Blitz, the champion cyclist who carried secret messages to help Jews escape the Nazis, and the bear who was recruited by the Polish army!

Interspersed throughout the stories are pages explaining the key events of the war—from Pearl Harbor and Dunkirk to D-Day and the Holocaust.

The cover features a timeless design with silver foil and a cloth texture, making this book the perfect gift.

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"There are many accounts of people’s actions that really are amazing and quite a few that I was unaware of... I am sure young readers will be fascinated to read them... A useful book if a class is studying WWII." --Just Imagine

"This wonderful volume, though aimed at children and teenagers, will undoubtedly teach adults something new. The book is packed with information and illustrated in a way that makes complex topics digestible... Highly recommended to anyone who is interested in learning more about this important period in history." --The Manhattan

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Tales of World War II

Tales of World War II

Tales of World War II
Tales of World War II