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Heroes Don't Run

(2005)
(A book in the A Boy series)
A novel by

 
 
"I WANTED TO SERVE, TO BE PART OF THIS THING MY FATHER HAD GIVEN HIS LIFE FOR. I DIDN'T WANT THE WAR TO END, AND ALL I'D BE ABLE TO SAY WAS, NO I DIDN'T SERVE, I WAS RIGHT HERE THE WHOLE WAR, SAFE IN BAKERSFIELD."

Adam Pelko witnessed the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that killed his father, a lieutenant on the USS Arizona. Even though Adam is underage, he defies his mother's wishes and enlists in the Marines. Sent first to boot camp, then to Okinawa, he experiences the stark reality of war firsthand -- the camaraderie and the glory as well as the grueling regimen, the paralyzing fear, and death. And at every turn, Adam must confront memories of his father.

In the concluding volume of his World War II trilogy, Harry Mazer masterfully illustrates Adam's journey as he navigates brutal circumstances that no boy should know.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Hardback Editions

April 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Heroes Don't Run
Author(s): Harry Mazer
ISBN: 1-4352-3537-1 / 978-1-4352-3537-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints 2008-04-11
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February 2007 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Heroes Don't Run (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Harry Mazer
ISBN: 1-4177-9304-X / 978-1-4177-9304-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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February 2007 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Heroes Don't Run (Aladdin Historical Fiction)
Author(s): Harry Mazer
ISBN: 0-7569-8111-5 / 978-0-7569-8111-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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June 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Heroes Don't Run: A Novel of the Pacific War
Author(s): Harry Mazer
ISBN: 0-689-85534-6 / 978-0-689-85534-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
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Paperback Editions

February 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Heroes Don't Run: A Novel of the Pacific War
Author(s): Harry Mazer
ISBN: 1-4169-3394-8 / 978-1-4169-3394-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Heroes Don't Run
Author(s): Harry Mazer
ISBN: 0-439-79391-2 / 978-0-439-79391-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic Book Services
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Kindle Editions

October 2009 : USA, Australia, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Heroes Don't Run: A Novel of the Pacific War
Author(s): Harry Mazer
Publisher: Aladdin
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