It's June 1942 and Charlie's older brother Joe has been drafted into the service and is on his way across the Atlantic to fight in Great Britain. World War II is in full swing.
Joe writes letters home to his brother in the U.S. to tell the story of mud, strange food, tight quarters and bullies in the ranks. He letters reach Charlie where he needs them the most as he fights his own battles of growing up and dealing with bullies of his own.
As the letters come over the many months, we are let in on a huge secret of incredible historical impact.
A story of brothers, coming of age, finding your own courage and learning about the courage of individuals and armies as they face battles on small and enormous scale.
105 pages Ages 8-12 978-0545880350
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com