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The Second World War is over, but Henry is still fighting to make peace with his past. He’s missing his father, who died a war hero, and only the cinema seems to offer relief. Then he finds a film with a mysterious man lurking in its shadows. Who is he? Like an exploding bomb, the answer will shatter Henry’s world. A gripping story with a lovingly-evoked post-war backdrop from the acclaimed author of Goodnight Mister Tom.

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AR book level: 4.5; Middle years; 21.0 points

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  • 712 pages


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  1. molly oneill
    on 11 January 2012

    just henry

    this book is the best book ive ever read

    what happened?
    henrys mom told him his dad died in the war but he comes back as a real person and he captures the mom and henry and its set in WW2 love the book and the movie but i reccomend the book loads more xx

    5out of 5

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What kids think

  1. Avatar owl 761790

    on 8 March 2014

    Interesting and different. The main character, Henry may annoy you at the beginning but later on in the story you realise the reason for this infuriating persona. A good read!

  2. Hayley 113303

    on 6 March 2013

    A boring book for girls but that’s just my opinion because I’m a really girly girl but if your not a girly girl then you might enjoy this book’

  3. Evie 113313

    on 2 March 2012

    i love this book