War Games: A Novel Based on a True Story (Paperback)

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1941. Greece. For 12-year-old Petros, World War II feels far away. But when the Germans invade Greece, the war is suddenly impossibly close. Overnight, neighbors become enemies. People begin to keep secrets (Petros's family most of all). And for the first time, Petros has the chance to prove himself to his older brother, Zola. Soon what were once just boys' games become matters of life and death as Petros and Zola each wonder if, like their Resistance fighter cousin, they too can make a difference. Based on the true story of Akila Couloumbis's wartime boyhood, Newbery Honor winner Audrey Couloumbis, writing with her husband Akila, explores what it was like coming of age in Nazi occupied Greece, and tells a story of family, friendship, and unlikely heroes.

About the Author

Audrey Couloumbis was born in Illinois. She currently lives in Queens, NY,
and upstate NY with her husband. This is her first children's book.

Praise For…

Starred Review, The Horn Book Magazine, November/December 2009:
"A gripping story."

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375856297
ISBN-10: 0375856293
Publisher: Yearling Books
Publication Date: March 22nd, 2011
Pages: 240
Language: English