On a rugged mountain in the center of Italy stands an ancient Benedictine monastery. It is January 1944, and Monte Cassino, the mountain on which the monastery stands, becomes the staging ground for one of the most fiercely fought battles of World War II.
Young Domenic and his family, who live on a farm north of Monte Cassino, are helplessly caught in the war. With battle lines approaching, they struggle against all odds. Will they be caught hiding two escaped prisoners-of-war? Will the innocent people sheltering in the monastery survive? This fascinating novel is based on the true story of the fateful events at Monte Cassino during that long cold winter.
In the fast-paced style of Storm-Blast and Sea Chase, Domenic’s War is Curtis Parkinson at the top of his form.
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by Curtis Parkinson and illustrated by Sami Suomalainen
Praise for Sea Chase:
“Parkinson is as comfortable with sailing technique and terminology as he is with Colombian culture and language…. Readers will be engaged by the fast-paced action and page-turning suspense.”
— School Library Journal
“…an intriguing introduction to the realities of Colombian life.”
Praise for Storm-Blast:
“…a suspenseful, well-peopled and well-told tale.”
— The Globe and Mail