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Torpedoed : the true story of the World War II sinking of "The Children's Ship" / Deborah Heiligman.

Heiligman, Deborah, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Alexander Hamilton Memorial System.
  • 13 of 20 copies available at SPARK Libraries. (Show)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library YA 940.54 HEI (Text) 37268003060100 AHMFL YA Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781627795548
  • ISBN: 1627795545
  • Physical Description: xi, 292 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Godwin Books, Henry Holt and Company, [2019]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-276) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The noise of war -- Sailing to safety -- A floating palace -- Desserts and drills -- Wish me luck as you wave me goodbye -- Secrets at sea -- U-boat 48 -- September 17, 1940, the North Atlantic Ocean -- It's only a torpedo -- Fate's hand -- The middle of the Atlantic -- The lounge -- A long green tunnel -- Ships cry -- The longest night -- Break of day -- Best possible speed -- The hurricane -- Phoenixes -- "In spite of all the precautions" -- Lifeboat 12 -- I spy nothing -- Perils at sea -- British heroes don't snivel -- Hope is a fine feather of smoke -- Darkest hours -- Illusions, delusions, more nightmares -- And on the eighth day -- A watery grave -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.:
"A true account of the attack and sinking of the passenger ship SS City of Benares, which was evacuating children from England during WWII."--Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 10-14.
Subject: City of Benares (Ship) > Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 > Children > Great Britain > Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 > Evacuation of civilians > Great Britain > Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 > Naval operations, German > Juvenile literature.
Shipwrecks > North Atlantic Ocean > Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 > Personal narratives, British > Juvenile literature.
City of Benares (Ship) > Young Adult literature.
World War, 1939-1945 > Children > Great Britain > Young Adult literature.
World War, 1939-1945 > Evacuation of civilians > Great Britain > Young Adult literature.
World War, 1939-1945 > Naval operations, German > Young Adult literature.
Shipwrecks > North Atlantic Ocean > Young Adult literature.
World War, 1939-1945 > Personal narratives, British > Young Adult literature.
Genre: Young Adult literature.

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