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On the Wings of Heroes

(2007)
A novel by

 
 
Davy Bowman's brother and their dad hung the moon. Dad looks forward to Halloween more than a kid, and Davy's brother, Bill, flies B-17s. Davy adores these two heroes and tries his best to follow their lead, especially now.

World War II has invaded Davy's homefront boyhood. There's an air raid drill in the classroom, and being a kid is an endless scrap drive. Bill has joined up, breaking their dad's heart. It's an intense, confusing time, and one that will invite Davy to grow up in a hurry.

Still, Richard Peck is a master of comedy, and even in this novel of wartime uncertainty, he infuses his tale with humor: oddballs and rascals and boyhood misadventures alongside the poignant moments. This is one of Richard Peck's very finest novels--a tender, unforgettable portrait of the World War II homefront and a family's love.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Hardback Editions

April 2009 : USA Library Binding
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Title: On the Wings of Heroes
Author(s): Richard Peck
ISBN: 1-4395-8334-X / 978-1-4395-8334-0 (USA edition)
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August 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: On the Wings of Heroes (Thorndike Literacy Bridge Middle Reader)
Author(s): Richard Peck
ISBN: 0-7862-9703-4 / 978-0-7862-9703-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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February 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: On the Wings of Heroes
Author(s): Richard Peck
ISBN: 0-8037-3081-0 / 978-0-8037-3081-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dial Books
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Paperback Editions

October 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: On the Wings of Heroes
Author(s): Richard Peck
ISBN: 0-14-241204-X / 978-0-14-241204-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Puffin Books
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Audio Editions

March 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: On the Wings of Heroes
Author(s): Richard Peck
ISBN: 0-7393-3883-8 / 978-0-7393-3883-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
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March 2007 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: On the Wings of Heroes
Author(s): Richard Peck
Publisher: Listening Library
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2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: On the Wings of Heroes
Author(s): Richard Peck
ISBN: 0-7393-4860-4 / 978-0-7393-4860-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books On Tape
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Kindle Editions

October 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: On The Wings of Heroes
Author(s): Richard Peck
Publisher: Puffin Books
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