Michael is just an ordinary French boy when the Nazis invade Paris during World War II.
Michael is just an ordinary French boy when the Nazis invade Paris during World War II. With his father safe in England and his brother a prisoner of war, Michael is left to be the man of the house. The Nazis are dangerous and arrogant, but when he joins the French Resistance, hazards abound.
In “Boys of Wartime: Michael at the Invasion of France, 1943” by Laurie Calkhoven, Michael and his friends are forced to grow up fast, and make difficult choices to save themselves, their families, and their country.
Michael secretly helps American and British aviators sneak out of France and still must pretend to be a boy, a child. He must defy all odds and risk his life, time and again, for his country.
Eventually, he is forced to escape his country, and make the deadly trek over the Pyrenees Mountains with three aviators in order to be reunited with his country. But when he is faced with the difficult choice of doing what’s right and what is easy, he learns the true value of self worth.
This truly compelling story of patriotic bravery during one of the most massive and deadly wars in history will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end. This incredible story is fictional, but it becomes more and more real to the reader as the book progresses; it is not long before the page disappears and the landscape of France replaces it. As you join Michael on his journey for the freedom of his country, see how much difference one boy really can make.