In October 1918, during World War I, nearly 700 American soldiers were trapped behind enemy lines with no prospect of rescue. Their only hope was to dispatch a trained messenger pigeon to reach help miles away, and an amazing bird named Cher Ami would indeed save the day. Mélisande Potter recounts a dramatic true story for readers 5 to 8, while her daughter Giselle Potter's folksy watercolor and ink images have a classic feel.
"Lovingly crafted…. The author creates a real sense of drama when Cher Ami performs her famous flight—an act made all the more suspenseful by the dynamic illustrations. An uplifting piece of history that children will love."—Booklist