Author: Deborah Hopkinson
Genre: middle grade
Publisher: Random House Children’s
Pub Date: February 12, 2019
Taken from NetGalley
From the award-winning author of The Great Trouble comes a story of espionage, survival, and friendship during World War II.
Bertie Bradshaw never set out to become a spy. He never imagined traipsing around war-torn London, solving ciphers, practicing surveillance, and searching for a traitor to the Allied forces. He certainly never expected that a strong-willed American girl named Eleanor would play Watson to his Holmes (or Holmes to his Watson, depending on who you ask).
But when a young woman goes missing, leaving behind a coded notebook, Bertie is determined to solve the mystery. With the help of Eleanor and his friend David, a Jewish refugee–and, of course, his trusty pup, Little Roo–Bertie must decipher the notebook in time to stop a double agent from spilling the biggest secret of all to the Nazis.
From the author of The Great Trouble, this suspenseful WWII adventure reminds us that times of war call for bravery, brains and teamwork from even the most unlikely heroes.
This was a great little middle grade spy story! Bertie Bradshaw is living in London in 1944 with his father and dog, Little Roo. He is a civil defense volunteer, helping to rescue people from the rubble after a bomb hits in his neighborhood. One night he comes across a code book and it sets the story in motion. He has to discover not just who’s book it is, but what are the secret messages in the notebook and who can he trust.
This was such an enjoyable story it was over before I knew it! If you like reading historical children’s fiction, this was a fun and unique story you might enjoy!
Thank you to Random House Children’s and NetGalley for this advanced copy!
Happy Reading Friends!❤️
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