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Shadow of the Zeppelin

Bernard Ashley

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c 1914 to c 1918 (including WW1), For National Curriculum Key Stage 3, For National Curriculum Key Stage 4 & GCSE, Interest age: from c 12 years, Fiction, General fiction (Children's / Teenage), Historical fiction (Children's / Teenage)

A powerful look at the effects of war and the meaning of courage, told from both sides of the conflict

Across Europe, the horror of war is destroying lives and separating families.

Yield or fight

When tragedy strikes Freddie's family, he and his soldier brother must go on the run, battling for their survival.

Jump or burn

Without a parachute, that's the choice Ernst knows he will face if his Zeppelin is shot down.

Bravery takes different forms. How far would you go to stand up for what's right

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Bernard Ashley

Bernard Ashley's last novel for Orchard. Little Soldier, was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Fiction Award. His other titles for the Orchard Black Apple list include the City Limits series, a hard-edged series set in an inner city, and the highly acclaimed Tiger without Teeth. A former primary head teacher, Bernard now writes full time. He lives in London.

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