Jan 28, 2021
Tunnel King
Posted by Barbara Hehner

THE GREAT ESCAPE was the most daring and meticulously planned prisoner of war breakout of the Second World War Yet not many Canadians least of all children know the heroic story of Wally Floody, a Canadian airman imprisoned in Stalag Luft III, who was a key figure in digging a set of sophisticated tunnels Now acclaimed children s writer Barbara Hehner has penned a grippiTHE GREAT ESCAPE was the most daring and meticulously planned prisoner of war breakout of the Second World War Yet not many Canadians least of all children know the heroic story of Wally Floody, a Canadian airman imprisoned in Stalag Luft III, who was a key figure in digging a set of sophisticated tunnels Now acclaimed children s writer Barbara Hehner has penned a gripping action adventure that tells Floody s incredible story, and how he eventually became the consultant for the movie The Great Escape Packed with the kind of details kids love like the fact that the prisoners built their own radios from empty cookie tins, or how the tunnels were shored up using 4,000 boards from the prisoners beds The Tunnel King also provides an informative and dramatic Canadian context to the Second World War Written in a lively style infused with Hehner s obvious passion for her subject, this is a book that kids will devour.

  • Title: Tunnel King
  • Author: Barbara Hehner
  • ISBN: 9780006394778
  • Page: 415
  • Format: Paperback
  • Tunnel King THE GREAT ESCAPE was the most daring and meticulously planned prisoner of war breakout of the Second World War Yet not many Canadians least of all children know the heroic story of Wally Floody a Can

    Aiden

    It s a great read and you can get into it Plus is based on a true story


    David Dollis

    For a young reader being introduced to The Great Escape, POWs or WWII, this book is a very good and real introduction to the topic with a wonderful human perspective For anyone who has read the work by Brickhill, you will see obvious links, and still manage to get new information his magnum opus doesn t include A very good read


    Jen

    This true story of Wally Floody, the Canadian man who was instrumental in the breakout of Stalag Luft III, the Nazi prisoner of war camp, when 23 of 73 prisoners successfully escaped, is a brilliant introduction to a true Canadian hero Floody was transferred to another prison before the escape occurred, but survived until the end of the war and even became a consultant on the movie, The Great Escape Hehner does an excellent job of setting the scene and introducing details to an audience 70 years [...]


    Colin

    A great introduction to the Canadian tunnel digger behind the Great Escape from Stalag Luft 3 during the Second World War Well written and researched, this book covers the history in an interesting and entertaining story that was hard to put down.



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