We’re so excited to bring you the tour schedule to our upcoming blog tour of Flight by Vanessa Harbour! This historical middle grade story is full of adventure, horses, and is set against a WWII backdrop where a young boy and girl are trying to save a group of horses by taking them through the mountains to escape the Nazis.
If you haven’t already, make sure to add this book to your TBR and follow our hosts!
by Vanessa Harbour
Published by Feiwel & Friends
Released March 02, 2021
MIDDLE GRADE-Historical Fiction
From Vanessa Harbour comes Flight, a middle-grade historical fiction novel about a Jewish boy and a Roma girl leading a group of horses across mountains to escape Nazis during WWII.
Everyone deserves to be free and feel safe, even horses.
The year is 1945 in Austria, where an SS officer and some of his men visit a stable, determined to find the Jewish boy they believe the owner is hiding there. Luckily, just as Jakob—the boy in question—is about to be found, the men are called away…but not before the SS officer shoots and kills Jakob’s favorite horse. It’s very clear then, to Jakob and his guardian, that they are no longer safe there. Traveling through Nazi territory with that many horses will be incredibly difficult and risky, but the alternative—staying—is even more dangerous.
After an orphaned Roma girl named Kizzy joins the pair, the three of them travel across woods and mountains in the hopes of finding safety. Along the way are life-threatening obstacles and an injury that could prove to be deadly.
Inspired by a real mission, this is a story of courage, adventure, friendship, and dancing horses.
Vanessa Harbour was born in Bromsgrove, England. She is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Winchester and also works as Editor and Academic & Business Consultant at the Golden Egg Academy. Flight is her first novel.
We’re giving away one (1) copy of FLIGHT by Vanessa Harbour to one lucky winner! Use this link to enter!