Pigeon Hero

Written by Shirley Raye Redmond
Illustrated by Doris Ettlinger
Aladdin Books, 2003
Ages 5-7, Grades K-2


In a town in Italy during World War II the people have surrendered without firing a shot. But American warplanes are due to arrive, and the radio's broken, so no one can tell them to call off the attack! G. I. Joe, a carrier pigeon, is the only one who can take the message to the Americans. Will he make it in time and save the town?

Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award 2005