Author(s): Helen Beaglehole
In 1942, everyone wants a Dad who's a hero. But only a few think Tom's Dad's a hero - to the rest he's am unpatriotic coward. Desperate to be accepted, unable to forget what his father taught him, Tom plays it safe, until he too has to make a stand. Helen Beaglehole's World War II setting and her treatment of a little-explored side of the New Zealand war experience is created with a light touch, then woven into a story about tolerance, difference and conscience so relevant today. This is Helen Beaglehole's fourth young adult novel.