Paperback Books by Elizabeth Wein

Elizabeth Wein is the author of Code Name Verity Collection (2021), A Thousand Sisters (2019), The Enigma Game (2020), The Last Hawk (2021) and other 15 books.

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Code Name Verity Collection

release date: Apr 20, 2021
Code Name Verity Collection
Discover all four critically-acclaimed, award-winning novels set in the world of the #1 New York Times bestseller Code Name Verity In The Enigma Game, fifteen-year-old Louisa Adair wants to fight back, make a difference, do something--anything to escape the Blitz and the ghosts of her parents, who were killed by enemy action. But when she accepts a position in the small village of Windyedge, Scotland, it hardly seems like a meaningful contribution. Still, the war feels closer than ever in Windyedge, where Ellen McEwen, a volunteer driver with the Royal Air Force, and Jamie Beaufort-Stuart, a flight leader for the 648 Squadron, are facing a barrage of unbreakable code and enemy attacks they can''t anticipate. Their paths converge when a German pilot lands in Windyedge under mysterious circumstances and plants a key that leads Louisa to an unparalleled discovery: an Enigma machine that translates German code. Louisa, Ellen, and Jamie must work together to unravel a puzzle that could turn the tide of the war--but doing so will put them directly in the cross-hairs of the enemy. In the #1 New York Times bestseller Code Name Verity, a British spy plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France on October 11th, 1943. Its pilot and passenger are best friends. One of the girls has a chance at survival. The other has lost the game before it''s barely begun. When "Verity" is arrested by the Gestapo, she''s sure she doesn''t stand a chance. As a secret agent captured in enemy territory, she''s living a spy''s worst nightmare. Her Nazi interrogators give her a simple choice: reveal her mission or face a grisly execution. As she intricately weaves her confession, Verity uncovers her past, how she became friends with the pilot Maddie, and why she left Maddie in the wrecked fuselage of their plane. On each new scrap of paper, Verity battles for her life, confronting her views on courage, failure and her desperate hope to make it home. But will trading her secrets be enough to save her from the enemy? u200bIn Rose Under Fire, American ATA pilot and amateur poet, Rose Justice, is captured by the Nazis while flying an Allied fighter plane from Paris to England. She is sent to Ravensbruck, the notorious women''s concentration camp. Trapped in horrific circumstances, Rose finds hope in impossible circumstances through the loyalty, bravery and friendship of her fellow prisoners. But will that be enough to endure the fate that''s in store for her? In The Pearl Thief, fifteen-year-old Julia Beaufort-Stuart wakes up in the hospital, instantly realizing that the lazy summer break she''d imagined won''t be exactly what she anticipated. And once she returns to her grandfather''s estate, she begins to realize that her injury might not have been an accident. One of her family''s employees is missing, and he disappeared on the very same day she landed in the hospital. Desperate to figure out what happened, she befriends Euan McEwen, a Scottish Traveler boy, and his standoffish sister, Ellen. As Julie grows closer to this family, her memory of that fateful day returns to her in pieces. And when a body is discovered, her new friends are caught in the crosshairs of long-held biases about Travelers and Julie must get to the bottom of the mystery in order to keep them from being framed for the crime.

A Thousand Sisters

release date: Jan 22, 2019
A Thousand Sisters
Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Finalist! The gripping true story of the only women to fly in combat in World War II—from Elizabeth Wein, award-winning author of Code Name Verity In the early years of World War II, Josef Stalin issued an order that made the Soviet Union the first country in the world to allow female pilots to fly in combat. Led by Marina Raskova, these three regiments, including the 588th Night Bomber Regiment—nicknamed the “night witches”—faced intense pressure and obstacles both in the sky and on the ground. Some of these young women perished in flames. Many of them were in their teens when they went to war. This is the story of Raskova’s three regiments, women who enlisted and were deployed on the front lines of battle as navigators, pilots, and mechanics. It is the story of a thousand young women who wanted to take flight to defend their country, and the woman who brought them together in the sky. Packed with black-and-white photographs, fascinating sidebars, and thoroughly researched details, A Thousand Sisters is the inspiring true story of a group of women who set out to change the world, and the sisterhood they formed even amid the destruction of war.

The Enigma Game

release date: Nov 03, 2020
The Enigma Game
A stunning new historical novel from New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Wein, featuring a beloved character from the award-winning Code Name Verity; for fans of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society. A German soldier risks his life to drop off the sought-after Enigma Machine to British Intelligence, hiding it in a pub in a small town in northeast Scotland, and unwittingly bringing together four very different people who decide to keep it to themselves. Louisa Adair, a young teen girl hired to look after the pub owner''s elderly, German-born aunt, Jane Warner, finds it but doesn''t report it. Flight-Lieutenant Jamie Beaufort-Stuart intercepts a signal but can''t figure it out. Ellen McEwen, volunteer at the local airfield, acts as the go-between and messenger, after Louisa involves Jane in translating. The planes under Jamie''s command seem charmed, as Jamie knows where exactly to go, while other squadrons suffer, and the four are loathe to give up the machine, even after Elisabeth Lind from British Intelligence arrives, even after the Germans start bombing the tiny town . . .

The Last Hawk

release date: Mar 01, 2021
The Last Hawk
Critically acclaimed Elizabeth Wein returns with a thrilling, female-led aviation adventure set against the backdrop of Hitler''s Germany and the last days of the Nazi regime.

The Lion Hunters Novels

release date: Jul 31, 2018
The Lion Hunters Novels
This “unique, epic journey into adulthood” takes readers from Arthurian England to sixth-century Africa (The Horn Book). The acclaimed author of Code Name Verity spins a mesmerizing fantasy of sibling rivalry, royal intrigue, and hair-raising adventure in the medieval world. “Wein’s prose is taut and elegant, creating an intense, intimate, and sometimes painful story with finely wrought, believable characters” (Booklist). The Winter Prince: Medraut is the eldest son of High King Artos, and would-be heir to the British throne—if not for an unfortunate circumstance of birth. Consumed by jealousy, Medraut joins with the king’s treacherous sister in a plot to take over the throne. But Medraut soon finds his battle is not just with the kingdom, but also with the demons inside himself. “A mesmerizing, splendidly imagined debut.” —Kirkus Reviews A Coalition of Lions: With her kingdom in upheaval and her vicious aunt out for blood, Goewin, daughter of High King Artos, flees to the British-allied African kingdom of Aksum, now known as Ethiopia. But Aksum is undergoing its own political turmoil, and Goewin soon finds herself trapped between two countries, with the well-being of each at stake. “A gripping tale of danger, nobility, power, and love.” —The Horn Book The Sunbird: Telemakos, a descendant of both British and Aksumite rulers, has always been an outcast, but his honorable character has never failed his royal heritage. When a plague spreads through the kingdom of Aksum, he is called upon to travel to the Afar desert and discover who has betrayed the crown. “Intense, absorbing, and luminously written.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review The Lion Hunter: When tragedy strikes close to home, Telemakos and his infant sister, Athena, are sent to live with Abreha, the ruler of Himyar—a longtime-enemy-turned-ally of the Aksumites. But even in hiding, there is more danger than anyone could have imagined. “[A] lyrical and complex tale of adventure and betrayal set in sixth-century Africa.” —School Library Journal, starred review The Empty Kingdom: Accused of treason and imprisoned on the upper levels of a palace, Telemakos is forced to help plan an invasion of his beloved homeland. Lacking any way to communicate with his family in faraway Aksum, he must use all of his subtle talents to regain his freedom. “Filled with friendships and secrets, trust and treachery, this is a worthy entry in Wein’s sophisticated look at ancient Ethiopia.” —School Library Journal

Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Cobalt Squadron

release date: Dec 15, 2017
Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Cobalt Squadron
New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Wein (Code Name Verity, Rose Under Fire) journeys to a galaxy far, far away to bring readers the harrowing story of the courageous bomber pilots and technicians of Cobalt Squadron!

The Pearl Thief

release date: May 04, 2017
The Pearl Thief
Before Verity . . . there was Julie. When fifteen-year-old Julia Beaufort-Stuart wakes up in the hospital, she knows the lazy summer break she''d imagined won''t be exactly what she anticipated. And once she returns to her grandfather''s estate, a bit banged up but alive, she begins to realize that her injury might not have been an accident. One of her family''s employees is missing, and he disappeared on the very same day she landed in the hospital. Desperate to figure out what happened, she befriends Euan McEwen, the Scottish Traveler boy who found her when she was injured, and his standoffish sister, Ellen. As Julie grows closer to this family, she witnesses firsthand some of the prejudices they''ve grown used to-a stark contrast to her own upbringing-and finds herself exploring thrilling new experiences that have nothing to do with a missing-person investigation. Her memory of that day returns to her in pieces, and when a body is discovered, her new friends are caught in the crosshairs of long-held biases about Travelers. Julie must get to the bottom of the mystery in order to keep them from being framed for the crime. This exhilarating coming-of-age story, a prequel to the Printz Honor Book Code Name Verity, returns to a beloved character just before she first takes flight.

White Eagles

release date: Sep 01, 2019
White Eagles
Summer 1939. With Europe on the brink of war, eighteen-year-old Kristina Tomiak has been called up to join the White Eagles, Poland''s valiant air force. When the Nazis reach the town where she is based, Kristina makes a daring escape, but she doesn''t realise that she''s carrying a stowaway in her plane. Will Kristina be able to navigate the most challenging flight of her life and reach safety amid the turmoil of war? Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 13+.

Taking Aim

release date: Sep 08, 2015
Taking Aim
Powerful, riveting, and real. Sixteen celebrated authors bring us raw, insightful stories that explore guns and teens in a fiction collection that is thought provoking and emotionally gripping. For fans of Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock and Give a Boy a Gun, and with an array of YA talent like the late great Walter Dean Myers, the poetic Joyce Carol Oates, the prophetic Elizabeth Wein, and the gritty Chris Crutcher, these are evocative voices that each has a different perspective to give. Capturing the hurt and the healing, victims and perpetrators, these stories get to the heart of the matter. From a boy whose low self-esteem is impacted when a gun comes into his possession to a student recalling a senseless tragedy that befell a favorite teacher, from a realistic look at hunting to a provocative look at a family that defies stereotypes, each emotional story stirs the debate to new levels. The juxtaposition of guns and their consequences offers moving tales, each a reminder of how crucial the question of guns in our society is, and the impact they have on all of us. Other acclaimed contributors are Marc Aronson, Edward Averett, Francesca Lia Block, Alex Flinn, Gregory Galloway, Jenny Hubbard, Peter Johnson, Ron Koertge, Chris Lynch, Eric Shanower, Will Weaver, and Tim Wynne-Jones.

The Sunbird

release date: Dec 17, 2013
The Sunbird
A deadly plague rages through Aksum, and only one boy can uncover the traitor who spreads the disease and threatens to destroy the kingdom Telemakos, a descendant of both British and Aksumite rulers, has always been an outcast, but his resolve, loyalty, and bravery have never failed his royal heritage. When a plague spreads through the kingdom of Aksum, his aunt Goewin, British ambassador to Aksum, calls upon Telemakos to travel to the Afar desert and discover who has been a traitor to the crown, spreading the plague through the shipment of salt from port to port. Traveling in disguise as a deaf-mute slave, Telemakos is captured and subjected to cruelty and suffering. Now more than ever, he must call on his extraordinary courage and his gift for silence—for if he fails, it will cost him his life. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Elizabeth Wein including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

The Empty Kingdom

release date: Dec 17, 2013
The Empty Kingdom
Imprisoned by Abreha and forced to help plan Aksum’s invasion, Telemakos desperately tries to regain his freedom Telemakos, descendent of British and Aksumite royalty, has been accused of treason by Abreha, ruler of Himyar, and imprisoned on the upper levels of his twelve-story palace. Not only is Telemakos forbidden to see his beloved younger sister, Athena, but he is also forced to reproduce Aksumite maps in order to help Abreha plan an invasion. Lacking any way to communicate with his family in faraway Aksum, Telemakos must use all of his subtle talents to regain his freedom. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Elizabeth Wein including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

Rose Under Fire

release date: Sep 10, 2013
Rose Under Fire
While flying an Allied fighter plane from Paris to England, American ATA pilot and amateur poet, Rose Justice, is captured by the Nazis and sent to Ravensbr¿ck, the notorious women''s concentration camp. Trapped in horrific circumstances, Rose finds hope in the impossible through the loyalty, bravery and friendship of her fellow prisoners. But will that be enough to endure the fate that''s in store for her? Elizabeth Wein, author of the critically-acclaimed and best-selling Code Name Verity, delivers another stunning WWII thriller. The unforgettable story of Rose Justice is forged from heart-wrenching courage, resolve, and the slim, bright chance of survival.

A Coalition of Lions

release date: Jul 09, 2013
A Coalition of Lions
Caught between two kingdoms, Princess Goewin must balance the demands of leadership with those of her own happiness With her own kingdom in upheaval and her vicious aunt out for blood, Goewin, princess of Britain and daughter of High King Artos, flees to the British-allied African kingdom of Aksum. There, she meets with her fiancé, Constantine, Britain’s ambassador to Aksum, who is next in line for the throne of Britain. But Aksum is undergoing its own political turmoil, and Goewin soon finds herself trapped between two countries, with the well-being of each at stake. When she learns of another heir to the British throne, she must handle the precarious situation with great care—for the sake of her own happiness as well as for the safety of her people. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Elizabeth Wein including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

The Winter Prince

release date: Jul 09, 2013
The Winter Prince
Brave Medraut is a fitting heir to the throne—but he can never be king—in this fantasy retelling of the legend of Mordred from the author of Code Name Verity. Medraut is the eldest son of High King Artos, and would-be heir to the British throne—if not for an unfortunate circumstance of birth. Instead, his weak and unskilled half-brother, Lleu, is chosen as successor. Medraut cannot bear the thought of being ruled by the boy who has taken what he believes is rightfully his. Consumed by jealousy, he turns to Morgause, the high king’s treacherous sister, who exploits Medraut’s shame and plots to take over the throne. But when Medraut discovers Lleu’s inner strength and goodness, he finds his battle is not just with the kingdom, but with the demons inside himself. Now he must choose where his allegiances truly lie. Perfect for readers of Robin McKinley and Jane Yolen, The Winter Prince is an “engrossing” novel that “fantasy lovers and devotees of Arthurian legends will enjoy,” from an author who has won honors ranging from the Carnegie Medal to the Edgar Award (Booklist). This ebook features an illustrated biography of Elizabeth Wein including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Cobalt Squadron

release date: Dec 15, 2017
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Cobalt Squadron
New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Wein (Code Name Verity, Rose Under Fire) journeys to a galaxy far, far away to bring readers the harrowing story of the courageous bomber pilots and technicians of Cobalt Squadron!

Black Dove White Raven

release date: Feb 26, 2015
Black Dove White Raven
"Think of the sky!" Delia gave Momma''s hands a shake. "Think of the sky in Ethiopia! What will it be like to fly in Africa?" This New York Times bestseller is a story of survival, subterfuge, espionage and identity. Rhoda and Delia are American stunt pilots who perform daring aerobatics to appreciative audiences. But while the sight of two girls wingwalking – one white, one black – is a welcome novelty in some parts of the USA, it’s an anathema in others. Rhoda and Delia dream of living in a world where neither gender nor ethnicity determines their life. When Delia is killed in a tragic accident, Rhoda is determined to make that dream come true. She moves to Ethiopia with her daughter, Em, and Delia’s son, Teo. Em and Teo have adapted to scratching a living in a strange land, and feel at home here; but their parents’ legacy of flight and the ability to pilot a plane places them in an elite circle of people watched carefully by the Ethiopian emperor, Haile Selassie, who dreams of creating an air force for his fledgling nation. As Italy prepares for its invasion of Ethiopia, Em and Teo find themselves inextricably entangled in the crisis — and they are called on to help. Elizabeth Wein is a leading voice in young adult historical fiction. Her novel Rose Under Fire was nominated for the Carnegie Medal and shortlisted for the Costa Award 2014. Fans of The Book Thief and Carmen Reid''s Cross My Heart will love this. Look out for Elizabeth''s other books Code Name Verity and Rose Under Fire. Elizabeth Wein was born in New York, and grew up in England, Jamaica and Pennsylvania. She is married with two children and now lives in Perth, Scotland. Elizabeth is a member of the Ninety-Nines, the International Organization of Women Pilots. She was awarded the Scottish Aero Club''s Watson Cup for best student pilot in 2003 and it was her love of flying that partly inspired the idea for her bestselling, award-winning novel Code Name Verity.

Firebird (Dyslexic Edition)

release date: Jan 01, 2018
Firebird (Dyslexic Edition)
Nastia is no traitor. She is a daring pilot, the daughter of revolutionaries, and now, as the Second World War descends on Russia, she must fight to save the glorious Motherland. But all is not as it seems, and when the battles begin, secrets are revealed and everything that she once knew is challenged... A thrilling adventure brimming with historical detail and powerful female characters.

Yukon First Nations Food and Nutrition Study

release date: Jan 01, 1998
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