McDonough, Yona Zeldis The Bicycle Spy, 208 pages. Scholastic, 2016. $17. Content: G.
As the Germany army has encroached into his small French village, life for Marcel and his parents has become more and more difficult. Every time Marcel makes a bread delivery for his parents’ bakery, he runs into troops who need to be bribed in order to let him pass. During one of his deliveries, Marcel decides to eat a piece of one of the loaves and finds a note tucked in side. Are his parents working for the Resistance? Meanwhile at school, Marcel becomes friend with Delphine, a new girl in the village, but he is worried that she also may be hiding a deadly secret.
There aren’t a lot of World War II books written at an elementary level lately, so this one might be worth the investment.
EL – OPTIONAL. Cindy, Library Teacher