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A beautifully illustrated new children’s book celebrating Dickin Medal winner Mary of Exeter!


Mary, The Pigeon Who Never Gave Up
by Katie Villa & Simon Hall

Illustrated by Rosie Race and the People of Exeter

‘Mary is a pigeon. A very fast, rather cheeky pigeon who absolutely loves to race! So when World War II breaks out, Mary joins The National Pigeon Service, flying top secret messages across
the Channel back to her pigeon loft in Exeter. But it’s dangerous work and Mary has to be very, very brave.


Can Mary keep going, against the odds?


And will she find her way home?’


“Striking illustrations, terrific story, a lovely book, and informative too.
Read it and you’ll never think of a pigeon ever again as just an ordinary bird.”
– Michael Morpurgo.

Mary The Pigeon Who Never Gave Up

SKU: 364215376135191
  • Paperback book

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