Shirley Hughes has illustrated more than 200 children's books and is one of the best-loved writers for children. She has won the Kate Greenaway Medal twice and has been awarded the OBE for her distinguished service to children's literature. In 2007, Dogger was voted the UK's favourite Kate Greenaway Medal-winning book of all time. Shirley lives in West London.
The mounting suspense will keep readers turning pages. An absorbing
survival adventure and a solid fiction debut. * Booklist *
a beautifully moving story * Irish Independent *
A thrilling adventure. * The Good Book's Guide *
Action packed. . . an excellent addition to our World War 2 novels. * Reading Chick *
A thrilling Second World War novel for children by one of the world's best-loved writers. * The Bookseller Children's Buyer's Guide *
Best-selling illustrator Shirley Hughes writes beautifully in this gripping story set during World War Two [...] Shirley Hughes captures the thrill of this very important adventure. This beautifully jacketed edition has a linked website with historical details about the Second World War in Italy, including period photographs, videos and music, as well as interviews with the author, extra illustrations and much more. This is a wonderful first novel from the internationally revered writer Shirley Hughes; a modern classic in the making. -- Julia Ecceshare * Love Reading 4 Kids *