Domenic's War: A Story of the Battle of Monte Cassino by Curtis ParkinsonDomenic's War: A Story of the Battle of Monte Cassino by Curtis Parkinson

Domenic's War: A Story of the Battle of Monte Cassino

byCurtis Parkinson

Paperback | April 4, 2006

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 75 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


On a rugged mountain in the center of Italy stands an ancient Benedictine monastery. It is January 1944, and Monte Cassino, the mountain on which the monastery stands, becomes the staging ground for one of the most fiercely fought battles of World War II.

Young Domenic and his family, who live on a farm north of Monte Cassino, are helplessly caught in the war. With battle lines approaching, they struggle against all odds. Will they be caught hiding two escaped prisoners-of-war? Will the innocent people sheltering in the monastery survive? This fascinating novel is based on the true story of the fateful events at Monte Cassino during that long cold winter.

In the fast-paced style of Storm-Blast and Sea Chase, Domenic’s War is Curtis Parkinson at the top of his form.
Curtis Parkinson grew up in Kingston, Ontario. He graduated from Queen’s University and worked as a chemical engineer for many years. Then he moved to the Caribbean to live on a sailboat and to write. As he says, “many rejections later, the cat fell off the boat one night, and this story became my first published work, a picture book.”...
Title:Domenic's War: A Story of the Battle of Monte CassinoFormat:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 7.63 × 5.09 × 0.52 inPublished:April 4, 2006Publisher:TundraLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0887767516

ISBN - 13:9780887767517

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! I remember enjoying this book in Silver Birch. Give it a go!
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! This book is the kind that will keep you up at night to finish it. The book is during the Second World War. Domenic is a boy who lives in Italy. When two British airmen come to live in their old mill Domenic has a very important duty to do. He must take the airmen their soup daily. An adventure meets his eyes when the German army takes control of his house. A must-read book that will make you want to read it over and over again
Date published: 2007-11-11

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Sea Chase:

“Parkinson is as comfortable with sailing technique and terminology as he is with Colombian culture and language…. Readers will be engaged by the fast-paced action and page-turning suspense.”
School Library Journal

“…an intriguing introduction to the realities of Colombian life.”

Praise for Storm-Blast:

“…a suspenseful, well-peopled and well-told tale.”
The Globe and Mail