Missing is based on a true story.Luc Caron lives in northern France during World War I. One day, he sees three airplanes fighting in the sky. Luc watches in horror as a plane flips over and the pilot falls to his death. Luc is the only witness.The Greenwoods own an apple farm in Canada. Their son, a pilot, has been missing for 11 years. In 1928, they receive a package fromMissing is based on a true story.Luc Caron lives in northern France during World War I. One day, he sees three airplanes fighting in the sky. Luc watches in horror as a plane flips over and the pilot falls to his death. Luc is the only witness.The Greenwoods own an apple farm in Canada. Their son, a pilot, has been missing for 11 years. In 1928, they receive a package from England. The package contains a letter and three objects found at the site of a plane crash.How is the mystery of the missing pilot solved, bringing peace to Luc and to the pilot’s parents?(From back of book)...
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I think would be an interesting read for an adult literacy or ESL student if it matched their language level.
Based on a true story. Luc Caron lives in occupied northern France during World War I. On March 4, 1917 he is the only witness to three airplanes fighting in the sky. One plane flips over and the pilot falls to his death on the pond in his village. Not wanting to forget this moment, and suddenly feeling a connection to this pilot, Luc collects three souvenirs from the crash site that he keeps hidden from the Germans. Meanwhile, the Greenwoods live on an apple farm in Canada and their son has been missing for eleven years – he was a pilot in WWI. Fate eventually brings Luc and the Greenwoods together so that he can share his story of their heroic son, and they can finally find peace. A very quick read and written in basic, repetitive language. I enjoyed the story, but because it was so repetitive it could have probably been done in 40 pages rather than 70. I liked that this was based on a true story, and it is interesting that Canadian families have these sorts of connections with people who were living in occupied France. It was also a bit touching that the German soldiers had such a respectful funeral for him.
I enjoyed this one. It was a nice, quick little read, and the plot was well done.I'm unsure at the audience level of the book. It feels like it's a young adult book, perhaps a juvenile fiction - by the way it was written and how it comes off to the reader. But, I'm unsure if it's the target audience. The content itself is mild enough for the audience - but it felt off, because I couldn't figure the audience level. I didn't exactly like the narrative - as I found it to be simple, and I wanted something more in-depth, but it did a good enough job telling the story. I did enjoy the story, considering it was a novella, it was very well done. I just wish the narrative itself was different - I think the narrative prevented me from having a more emotional bound with the book. Because, there was a powerful story there, I was just distracted by the narrative.Overall, not a bad read. Also found on my book review blogJules' Book Reviews - Missing
I was shocked when this novel ended. I really felt like I had only started the work. I feel like this was a great outline or opening to a novel, without all the meat to make it substantial. The downfall to reading on Kindle is that I lost track of the length and pacing of books. This is really a short story and even then needs more heart.
This is a very short book (60+pp) which seems to have been written for adults who are new readers. It wasn't what I expected but it was a nice way to pass an evening. The story was engaging and it respected the reader. It was especially poignant because it was based on a true story.
I think this book is like historical And good for readers,but it is interesting
Good little book for Litercy/ESL class.
This is an excellent read for an mature ESL student or a young adult. Great writing as always from Frances Itani.
A short read on the effects of the death of one Pilot in WW1. Very insightful.