When Fishes Flew: The Story of Elena's War (Paperback)

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A sweeping story of love and rescue and an unforgettable journey back in time to the Second World War - from the master storyteller

'Morpurgo has the power to captivate, to make the incredible a reality' The Times, Children's Book of the Week

At her ancestors' home in Ithaca, Australian-Greek girl Nandi discovers the extraordinary story of her Auntie Ellie; of how she fell in love and how she became an unsung hero of the Second World War.

But Ellie has gone missing and Nandi has to find her. In her search, she will discover that Ellie was an even greater hero than she thought - and still is . . .

About the Author

Michael Morpurgo OBE is one of Britain's best loved writers for children, with sales of over 35 million copies. He has written over 150 books, has served as Children's Laureate, and has won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, the Writers Guild Award, the Whitbread Award, the Blue Peter Book Award and the Eleanor Farjeon Lifetime Achievement Award. With his wife, Clare, he is the co-founder of Farms for City Children. Michael was knighted in 2018 for services to literature and charity.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780008638610
ISBN-10: 0008638616
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
Publication Date: May 1st, 2025
Pages: 192
Language: English