Eagles Fly Early (novel)

Orlovi rano lete (Eagles Fly Early) is a Yugoslavian children's novel written by Branko Ćopić and published in 1959.[1] It was made into a film in 1966.

Orlovi Rano Lete
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AuthorBranko Ćopić
CountryYugoslavia
LanguageSerbian
GenreAdventure, Comedy
Publication date
1959
Media typePrint (Hardcover & Paperback)
Pages240
ISBN86-7781-194-X

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The book involves several young boys and a girl and their role in assisting the Partisans in fighting the Croatian fascists Ustaše invading Yugoslavia during World War II. There are allusions throughout to mythology such as the drekavac, a monster which the children are told lives in the forest. The children are forced to conquer their superstitious fear in order to assist the Partisans.

The book is divided in two parts. The first part is before the war in Yugoslavia, and the second is about the children helping the Partisans and the army in fighting against Fascists in World War II.

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