The Boy Who Dared - In October, seventeen-year-old Helmuth Hübener, imprisoned for distributing anti-Nazi leaflets, recalls his past life and how he came to dedicate himself to bring the truth about Hitler and the war to the German people.
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2015 A beautiful, stunningly ambitious novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II,
In 1794 England, the rich and beautiful Sovay, disguised as a highwayman, acquires papers that could lead to her father's arrest for treason, and soon her newly-awakened political consciousness leads her and a compatriot to France during the Revolution.
Thor's Tale by Janice Marriott. 11-year-old Thor is a whaler's boy. He should be looking forward to being a harpooner on the whaling boats - but he really wants to be soaring high and free with the albatrosses. Until the day a ghostly ship emerges from the mists. It is Endurance, carrying Shackleton and his intrepid explorers on their voyage of discovery to the Antarctic. Thor is caught up in the expedition's fight for survival and must decide where his future lies.
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Flight Path / David Hill. Eighteen-year-old Jack wanted to escape boring little New Zealand. But he soon finds that flying in a Lancaster bomber to attack Hitler’s forces brings terror as well as excitement. With every dangerous mission, he becomes more afraid that he’ll never get back alive. He wants to help win the war, but will he lose his own life?
LIANZA Esther Glen Junior Fiction Winner By Diana Menefy. Historical novel based around the events of the Boyd massacre in which two young boys, a Maori and Pakeha, find their friendship stretched to breaking point .