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Published by Macmillan

This volume is more than the usual animal story. A tale of war and resistance in the last war. Spies and traitors. The second world war as never described before. A story of the animals who fought against the Nazi regime – a story of bravery, treachery and friendship.

It is a story with more depth than you might expect. Illustrated by Sam Usher (the brilliant author and illustrator of Rain, Sun, Storm and Snow) which might lead you to believe it might be just a ‘twee’ story – but this is actually something much more.

Who’s to know that the French Resistance was supported by an organised flanks of animals – doing their part too.

This is something else. The illustrations add a lovely element to the book, a softness to take the darkness from the book.

It is engrossing…