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David & the Mighty Eighth [Paperback]

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Item description for David & the Mighty Eighth by Marjorie Hodgson Parker, Mark Postlethwaite, Walter P. Christian, Susan M. Wilczynski & Christopher Summerville...

When, during the London Blitz, he and his older sister are evacuated to go live on their grandparents' East Anglia farm, a young English boy finds it difficult to adjust to his new life until the arrival of the pilots and crews of the U.S. Eight Air Force at nearby airfields brings excitement, friendship, and hope for the future.Evacuated to an East Anglia farm during the London Blitz, a young English boy finds it difficult to adjust to his new life until the arrival of the pilots and crews of the U.S. Eight Air Force brings friendship and hope for the future.

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Based on a true story, this historical fiction recounts a young British boy's adventures and the forging of a friendship with an American pilot and his crew. The friendly airmen with the United States' Eighth Air Force, "The Mighty Eighth," give the boy hope when Hitler's Nazis seem unstoppable.  This coming-of-age account teaches that despite the horrors of war, something good can be created from the worst of times and confirms the importance of faith, family, and freedom, and is a testimony to the resilience of the human spirit.

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Pages   176
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.25" Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Weight:   1.2 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 2007
Publisher   Bright Sky Press
ISBN  1931721939  
ISBN13  9781931721936  

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More About Marjorie Hodgson Parker, Mark Postlethwaite, Walter P. Christian, Susan M. Wilczynski & Christopher Summerville

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Award-winning author Marjorie Hodgson Parker has been published in national magazines, newspapers, Daily Guideposts and Guideposts. She has published four children's books: Fun Devotions for Kids, Jellyfish Can't Swim, Assault the Crippled Champion, (a Bluebonnet Award nominee) and David and the Mighty Eighth, along with stories in God is On Your Side and her devotional for adults facing difficult times, Shaken to the Core. A popular speaker with both secular and Christian groups, she brings the wisdom of years of intensive Bible study, her personal experience of God's help and hope during a drawn-out health trial, and her training as a Stephen Minister to her writing. She lives in Byers, Texas, with her husband, Joe, on a ranch by the Red River.

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > History & Historical Fiction > Fiction > Europe
3Books > Subjects > Children > History & Historical Fiction > Fiction > Military & Wars
4Books > Subjects > Children > History & Historical Fiction > United States > General
5Books > Subjects > History > Military > World War II > General
6Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > War

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From the official historian of the 389th Bomb Group (H), 8th Air Force  Dec 19, 2007
Having wished for many years for an anthology of stories
about the "aeroplane mad" Brit boys of WWII and their families
who befriended our 8th Air Force men, I was very excited
when I learned this book was being written. Although it is a
novel rather than a collection of biographies, it is based on
real people and events.
I had very high expectations for David & the Mighty Eighth,
and I'm happy to say the author did not disappoint. My only
letdown came when I turned over the final page and had no
more to read.

David & the Mighty Eighth, Parker's fourth book for young
readers, was something of a command performance. Parker
accompanied her mother to the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum
for a special opening in 2005 where she met the museum's
historian. [Parker's mother, Marion Stegeman Hodgson,
a distinguished aviator and WASP pilot during WWII, is also
an author. Her book is Winning My Wings: A Woman Airforce
Service Pilot in World War II.] When the historian learned that
Parker wrote children's books she told the author that there
was a need for a book about the Eighth Air Force to which
children could relate. From the taped memoirs of Freeman
and interviews with Hastings, Parker has woven the quintessential
story of the special bond of the British and the men
of the Eighth Air Force which grew from the war they fought

WWII veterans and everyone dedicated to honoring them
and the values of their generation will delight in buying this
book for the young people in their lives. It is sure to spark
the curiosity of many and inspire learning about the Eighth Air
Force and WWII. Parker shows them where to start with primers
and website addresses for the Mighty Eighth Museum,
the 2nd Air Division Memorial Library, and the Imperial War
Museum. The book also includes a glossary of terms and a
simple timeline of WWII.

For the younger generations, David & the Mighty Eighth is
an open door to a world so intriguing they will be compelled to
enter and ask, "Hey, what was this all about?" And well they
need to know.

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