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White Eagles

Written by Elizabeth Wein

Key Stage 3 Adventure Stories Historical Fiction Thrillers

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Soaring World War II adventure

Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8

Elizabeth Wein’s thrilling new World War II story stars a young Polish pilot – a female one. Kristina Tomiak and her twin brother are members of the White Eagles, Poland’s air force, and at the forefront of their country’s resistance when the Nazis invade.  Things quickly turn bad and Kristina is forced to flee in her RWD-8 plane, together with an unexpected passenger. As she makes her escape, her destination changes until finally she is heading towards England. The story is full of excitement and gives readers a broad yet detailed understanding of those early days of the war, and of flying a plane too. Published by Barrington Stoke this is written to be accessible to all readers including those with dyslexia but I recommend it to any reader fascinated by history and the brave individuals who make it.

Andrea Reece

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Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 13+.

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White Eagles Synopsis

Summer 1939. With Europe on the brink of war, eighteen-year-old Kristina Tomiak has been called up to join the White Eagles, Poland's valiant air force. When the Nazis reach the town where she is based, Kristina makes a daring escape, but she doesn't realise that she's carrying a stowaway in her plane. Will Kristina be able to navigate the most challenging flight of her life and reach safety amid the turmoil of war?

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 13+.

White Eagles Press Reviews

Praise for Firebird;

“Wein makes complicated events speak simply for teenage readers and pilots the story of Nastia with passion and precision ... Perfect reading for history-loving teenagers”  The Times Children's Book of the Week

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781128961
Publication date: 4th September 2019
Author: Elizabeth Wein
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 144 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 3
Topics: Adventure Stories, Historical Fiction, Thrillers

About Elizabeth Wein

Elizabeth Wein was born in New York, and grew up in England, Jamaica and Pennsylvania. She is married with two children and now lives in Perth, Scotland. Elizabeth is a member of the Ninety-Nines, the International Organization of Women Pilots. She was awarded the Scottish Aero Club's Watson Cup for best student pilot in 2003 and it was her love of flying that partly inspired the idea for Code Name Verity. Photo Credit David Ho 2018

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