Fire in the Sky

Fire in the Sky

World War I, Paul Townend, Over No Man's Land, 1916

eBook - 2014
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A young fighter pilot's action-packed account of some of the fiercest battles of WWI — fought, for the first time, thousands of feet above the ground.Paul Townend has wanted to be a pilot ever since he saw his first plane. So as soon as he turns nineteen, he leaves his farm near Winnipeg to join the Royal Naval Air Service. Within months of enlisting, he is engaging in dogfights over France and the English Channel, including a skirmish with the infamous Red Baron.When Paul returns home to Canada, he's shaken by his experiences but proud of what he and the other pilots have achieved.Packed with nail-biting, high-flying action and fascinating insights into the early days of aerial warfare, Fire in the Sky is sure to be the new favourite of young history buffs and adventure-lovers alike.
Publisher: 2014
ISBN: 9781443128520

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Jul 12, 2019

This book is a very informative book from the perspective of someone leaving home to fight in World War 1. In it are descriptions and photos of planes from a little more than a hundred years ago. Fire In The Sky tells a good story of a fighter pilot's battles, loss and family.

Jul 28, 2018

This book is an excellent example of historical fiction. The book seemed so real I thought this was an autobiography when I first read it. Paul, the main character, realistically portrays what a WW1 fighter pilot would experience with plenty of real and fictional characters along the way. It shows the quiet heroics and cost of war a real pilot would have to go through. Even though the story line can seem to be a bit repetitive and predictable this book is a great adventure and historical book. Rating: 4/5 stars
- @mittopic of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Jul 26, 2016

Avery great book

Oct 16, 2015

This book is amazing!! Loved it from start to finish!

Jan 04, 2015

This is one of the best books I have read about the first world war, and I have read many. I am quite young, and fell in love with this book after my school library started buying this series. Absolutely amazing story of loss, love, war, friendship and remembering...

Aug 01, 2014

Great book

Apr 03, 2014

Love the book, it has a great story.

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Jul 26, 2016

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Jan 04, 2015

Paul Townend trains and becomes a pilot in the first world war. He befriends Billy, another Canadian, and they support each other while many on their teams are dying. While Paul's brother is fighting in the trenches, Paul fights in the sky. And, he meets Nellie, a pretty English farmgirl. This truely phenominal story of a Canadian pilot shows the hardships of war, loss and grief, but also demonstrates the importance of having friends, especially in times like these. Paul also find that not all people understand, and finds that his brother is one of the others who truly understands back home. But will he survive when his squadron is set against the infamous Red Baron?


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