Enemy At The Gate

ISBN: 9780473521707

Author: Philippa Werry    Publisher: Pipi Press

A deadly disease is sweeping the world and nobody knows how to stop it. Movie theatres and swimming pools are shut and schools are closed. People are discouraged from gathering in large groups at the beach. Twelve-year-old Tom Mitchell can't even see his best friend Charlie. He wonders when the lockdown is ever going to end. And then things get worse. It might all sound familiar. But this is New Zealand in 1937-38. The disease is infantile paralysis, or polio, and nobody knows where it will strike next. When even the adults are afraid, Tom finds refuge in his dream – to run in the Olympics like his hero, Olympic champion Jack Lovelock.

Bind: paperback

Pages: 304

Dimensions: 128 x 198 mm

Publication Date: 26-06-2020

Availability Date: 01-07-2020

Tags: July 2020   Childrens (All)   Fiction - Young Adult

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