​Wings of War is the first in the Tales of War series published to mark 100 years since the First World War.

Wings of War follows a young prairie boy, Edward, as he watches his uncle build planes in his barn, learns to fly and heads off to war in 1915. The planes he flies are primitive by later standards, but the dogfights are just as deadly and Edward soon learns that the war he thought of as such an adventure is a much more frightening undertaking.

Wilson writes eloquently about one boy’s love of flight and his dream of flying…[and]Edward’s narrative is thoroughly engaging. A fine, old-fashioned-feeling coming-of-age tale set in the World War I skies.” Kirkus Reviews


"…fast-paced and gripping" Best Books for Kids and Teens.

"Eddie’s emotional and psychological development moves us…What makes Wings of War especially engaging, though, is Wilson’s artful weaving of Eddie’s story with the technical details of early flight: airplane construction and handling, and the specialized techniques required for successful aeronautic battle." Resource Links

"Highly Recommended" CM Magazine
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