kids encyclopedia robot

Eagles Fly Early (novel) facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Orlovi Rano Lete
Author Branko Ćopić
Country Yugoslavia
Language Serbian
Genre Adventure, Comedy
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardcover & Paperback)
Pages 240
ISBN 86-7781-194-X

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


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.

Women's History Month on Kiddle
Women Scientists of Antiquity
Mary the Jewess
kids search engine
Eagles Fly Early (novel) Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.