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About the book
  • Published: 3 April 2017
  • ISBN: 9780143309284
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $16.99

The Boy and the Spy




A thrilling wartime story from the bestselling author of the Specky Magee series.

Life has never been easy for Antonio, but since the war began there are German soldiers on every corner, fearsome gangsters and the fascist police everywhere, and no one ever has enough to eat. But when Antonio decides to trust a man who has literally fallen from the sky, he leaps into an adventure that will change his life and maybe even the future of Sicily…

  • Pub date: 3 April 2017
  • ISBN: 9780143309284
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $16.99

About the Author

Felice Arena

Felice Arena is one of Australia's best-loved children's writers. He is the author and creator of many popular and award-winning children's books for all ages, including the acclaimed historical adventures The Boy and the Spy, Fearless Frederic and The Great Escape, the bestselling Specky Magee books and the popular Andy Roid and Sporty Kids series.

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Praise for The Boy and the Spy

“The Boy and the Spy ... is a fast-paced and exciting book that will have you eagerly turning each page to find out just what happens next.”

Alan Edwards, Bookshelf


Awards & Recognition

  • Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards

    Shortlisted • 2018 • 8–10 Years


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