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Pigeon Hero!

Ready-to-Read Level 2

Illustrated by Doris Ettlinger

About The Book

In a town in Italy during World War II the people have surrendered without firing a shot. But American warplanes are due to arrive, and the radio's broken, so no one can tell them to call off the attack! G. I. Joe, a carrier pigeon, is the only one who can take the message to the Americans. Will he make it in time and save the town?

About The Author

Shirley Raye Redmond has received numerous awards for both her women’s fiction and children’s books. Courageous World Changers: 50 True Stories of Daring Women of God won the 2021 Christianity Today Book Award in the children and youth category. Shirley Raye has been married for fifty years to her college sweetheart. They live in the scenic mountains of northern New Mexico and have two children and five grandchildren. When not writing, she enjoys birdwatching and even traveled to Iceland to photograph Atlantic puffins up close and personal. Visit her website at or touch base on Facebook.

About The Illustrator

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon Spotlight (November 1, 2003)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689854866
  • Grades: K - 2
  • Ages: 5 - 7
  • Lexile ® 490L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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Awards and Honors

  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award

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