A medal for leroy was a great story the chronology of the events of the story grabs the readers attention not only to make them think about what is happening in the story but also to help the reader feel just as confused as the main character michael feels. A medal for leroy combines the grand scale of world wars with the intimate space of personal tragedy to create a book that feels much bigger than it is in the best way possible a medal for leroy treats issues of race in a very sophisticated way. A medal for leroy written by michael morpurgo review by elizabeth hawksley 1940s michael lives in london with french mother christine his father roy was a spitfire pilot killed in a dogfight over the channel before michael was born. Review a medal for leroy this book is inspired by the true story of walter tull the first black combat officer in the british army it is a beautiful and moving story simply told about loss and grief racism and secret lives michael never knew his father roy a fighter pilot who was killed in the war his parents were married for only for . The information about a medal for leroy shown above was first featured in the bookbrowse review bookbrowses online magazine that keeps our members abreast of notable and high profile books publishing in the coming weeks in most cases the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication
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