L.M. Elliott is the author of a number of picture books and award-winning historical YA novels, including Under A War-Torn Sky, one of the Bank Street Best Children's Books of the Year in 2002, a Notable Book in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC), a Jefferson Cup Honor Book, winner of Border's Original Voices Award for YA Literature, and a finalist for the Iowa, PA, SC, and MD state teen literature awards; Annie, Between the States; A Troubled Peace; and Flying South. A long-time writer for the Washingtonian magazine, Elliott was twice a finalist for the National Magazine Award and recipient of numerous Dateline awards. She wrote often on children, women's issues, and health. Elliott graduated from Wake Forest University and holds a masters degree in journalism from the Univerisy of North Carolina. he lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, two children, and their many pets.
When Henry Forester is shot down during a bombing run over France, the World War II pilot finds himself trapped behind enemy lines. In constant danger of discovery by German soldiers, Henry begins a remarkable journey to greedom. Relying on the kind ness of strangers, Henry moves from town to town--traveling by moonlight, never asking questions, or even the names of the people who help him along the way. Through his journey, Henry gains an understanding of the French and their struggle; and of his own place in a war that will change the face of Europe forever.