Author(s): Barbara Mitchelhill
Lizzie is lucky. Her dad refuses to fight in the war unlike the other dads in her street. 'I won't kill anyone,' he says.'War is wrong.' But she knows that lots of people don't agree with him and when Dad is threatened with prison, he takes Lizzie and her little brother, Freddie, on a long and adventurous journey hiding from the authorities. Even when they are separated and all seems lost, Lizzie's special star in the night sky gives her hope that one day her family will be together again.
A thrilling and poignant World War II adventure, the story of a young girl whose father is a pacifist.
Barbara Mitchelhill was born in Rochdale and trained as a teacher. While she was teaching, she began writing for BBC children's TV and went on to write for educational publishers, before writing novels for children. She makes school visits all over the country, and enjoys appearing at literary festivals and talking to teachers and librarians, some as far away as the Caribbean. Her hobbies include reading, theatre, music, gardening and walking her border terrier, Ella. She lives in Staffordshire and has two grown-up daughters.