ACHUKA Book of the Day 11 Nov 2021
First new novel in two years from one of the UK’s favourite storytellers.
A story of love and rescue.
With illustrations by George Butler (Drawn Across Borders).
Australian-Greek girl Nandi travels to her ancestors’ home in Ithaca, and discovers – through a friendship with an extremely unusual flying fish – the extraordinary story of her great-aunt Elena; of how she fell in love, in the hardest of times, and how she became an unsung hero of World War Two.
But Elena has gone missing, and Nandi has to find her. In her search, she will discover that Elena was an even greater hero than she thought – and still is…
Nandi’s story is a beautiful and inspiring tale of personal discovery, of love and place and belonging, threaded through with the quiet heroism of everyday people. Illustrated throughout by George Butler, it is a classic Morpurgo novel.