Sunday, August 14, 2016

The Bicycle Spy by Yona McDonough - OPTIONAL

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

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