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A thrilling wartime story from the bestselling author of the Specky Magee series.

Life has never been easy for Antonio, but since the war began there are German soldiers on every corner, fearsome gangsters and the fascist police everywhere, and no one ever has enough to eat. But when Antonio decides to trust a man who has literally fallen from the sky, he leaps into an adventure that will change his life and maybe even the future of Sicily…

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It's sure to be a hit amongst those who love edge of the seat drama and junior heroes...

Magpies Magazine

A thrilling Second World War adventure set in Sicily, where his mother grew up, this latest book heralds a new writing path for Felice.

Robyn Courtney, Fraser Coast Chronicle, Qld

It's a rollicking read, with a great setting and action aplenty. The tension is maintained throughout and the ending is very satisfying. In a departure from his previous series, Specky Magee, Sporty Kids and Andy Roid, Felice Arena has moved into a very different world - I'd call it accessible history for kids told via a fabulous tale. There are some great touches with the dual English and Italian chapter headings as a well as a smattering of Italian words and phrases - always well explained in context throughout the book. the Sicilian setting is beautifully described and adds to the atmosphere. Highly recommended.

Megan Daley, Children's Books Daily

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