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At the Firefly Gate

Authors: Newbery, Linda
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
BISAC/Subject: JUV018000, JUV039020, JUV016080
ISBN: 9780375892226, Related ISBNs: 0375892222, 0385751133, 0385751141, 0440421888, 9780375892226
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 160,
Audience: Children/juvenile
Synopsis: Henry has always felt like an outsider and things are about to get worse when his family moves to the countryside and the prospect of a new school looms. He retreats more and more into his shell, until he meets Dottie, a frail old lady, who has tremendous spirit. He feels as though he knows her, as though they have been friends for many years. And as she tells him about her wartime romance with a Royal Air Force navigator also named Henry, our Henry is drawn into that world. In a series of mysterious, sometimes frightening events he re-enacts Henry's life . . . and learns that despite being dreadfully afraid, Henry acted heroically at the cost of his own life. Only our Henry knows the true story and it shows him a way through his own self-doubts and misgivings.

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