Fire In The Hills by DonnaJo Napoli

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It?s been two years since fifteen-year-old Roberto was kidnapped and forced to work in a German labor camp. After finally escaping, he?s made his way back to Italy. Roberto is desperate to return to the safety of his family, but how can he turn his back on the war while so many people are suffering? Roberto joins the resistance movement, and smuggles guns and secret information to rebel fighters. Every mission takes him closer to home, but every mission is even more dangerous than the last. Will Roberto survive and make his way home?


 

About DonnaJo Napoli

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Donna Jo Napoli is the award-winning author of many distinguished books for young readers, among them The King of Mulberry Street and Daughter of Venice. She lives with her family in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, where she is a professor of linguistics at Swarthmore College
 
Published October 16, 2008 by Speak. 244 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, History, War. Fiction

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A powerful sequel to the superb Stones in Water (1997), this continues the story of Roberto, trying to get back home to Venice after wretched experiences at the hands of the Nazis.

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Together with a young women, Volpe Rossa – Red Fox – he smuggles guns and information on his trip home through German-occupied Italy.

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