Historical Fiction

On the Wings of Heroes by Richard Peck

Historical References: Explain at least 3 references to REAL Events in your novel. Use the novel to cite specific text examples as evidence for these references. Include the page number if possible and remember quotation marks.

Response: This book is based on WWII. One real thing that they mention is the Blue Star flag that shows that you have a family member. Another is the B-17 bomber planes. The book mentions these because the main character, Davy's, brother, Bill, flies them in the war. Another thing is that children organized scrap drives. In this book it mentions that the cub scouts and classrooms collected supplies for the war.

WHO ARE THE MAIN CHARACTERS? GIVE AN IN-DEPTH DESCRIPTION OF EACH OF THE CHARACTERS, INCLUDE PERSONALITY TRAITS, QUALITIES, AND OTHER SPECIFIC DETAILS OF THE CHARACTERS

Response: The main character of the book is Davy, a boy that has an older brother in WWII. He is a considerably quiet person who goes to his neighbors house to hear stories. He is adventurous and learns how to ride a bike, given to him from his brother, Bill.

What is your opinion of the book? Would you recommend the book? Why or why not? Clarify your point of view with 3 or more reasons. Support your reasons with specific examples from the book

Response: I really liked this book, and I'm not a big fan of historical fictions books, so that's saying something. So I would recommend this book to my friends because it is funny. Especially when an elderly woman with a shotgun almost kills them, and then she becomes their teacher, unlike most woman, who are working in factories. Another reason I would recommend is because

What is the main setting of the book (location and time period)?

Response: The main setting of the book is in a town during WWII.

Explain some of the major problems the main character faced and how they were resolved?

Response: Davy's brother was "missing in action" during WWII. This problem is solved by Bill coming home, thus concluding the book. Another problem is that Davy and his friend are looking for things for the scrap drive to help support the military. Their neighbors let them find things in his attic.

Quotable Quotes: Find at least 3 memorable quotes that impacted you. Remember to use quotation marks!

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