This full-length novel contains the heart-warming story of two boys, Aldo and Freddo, whose Italian father is on the Arandora Star when she's torpedoed. Their best friend Robert finds his loyalty tested when a German prisoner-of-war, helps them restore a broken Pinocchio, a family heirloom belonging to their dad. Robert, doesn't know why he's reacting so badly. Is it because he's jealous of the growing closeness between Kristof and his best friends? Or is it because he's worried about his own father, who's missing after a fierce naval battle with the Germans off the coast of Norway?