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Sink or swim: A Novel of WWII

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Pub. Date:
2017.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
IL: MG - BL: 6 - AR Pts: 8
Lexile measure:
1040L
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Inspired by the true story of the youngest boy who served in World War II, Steve Watkins weaves a story of courage in the face of danger and hope in the face of defeat. It's been a month since the bombing of Pearl Harbor. America is officially at war with Germany and Japan, and everyone wants to do their part. In twelve-year-old Colton's case, that means stepping up at home once his older brother, Danny, ships out with the navy. But before Danny leaves for boot camp, the brothers are fishing on the Atlantic Ocean when Danny's boat is capsized by a Nazi U-boat, nearly killing him. When more U-boats start attacking the next day, Colton realizes just how close the enemy is to American shores. With Danny's life in the balance, Colton does the only thing he can think of to help his family and his country: He steals his brother's enlisting papers and joins up instead. Colton's bold decision leads to a deadly journey. Even if he can keep his age a secret and survive boot camp, he'll have to face Hitler's ruthless submarines. Only the longer he's on the seas, the less sure Colton is that he and his shipmates can stop such a relentless enemy . . .

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ISBN:
9781338057904
9781338057911
Reading Level:
MG
Level 6, 8 Points
Lexile measure:
1040L
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subject_facet Action and adventure fiction, Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction, Adventure stories, United States -- History -- 1933-1945 -- Fiction, United States -- History -- 1933-1945 -- Juvenile fiction, United States. -- Navy -- Fiction, United States. -- Navy -- Juvenile fiction, War fiction, War stories, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Atlantic Ocean -- Fiction, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Atlantic Ocean -- Juvenile fiction, World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval Operations -- Fiction, World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Sink or swim
title_full Sink or Swim A Novel of WWII, Sink or swim / Steve Watkins
title_short Sink or swim
title_sub A Novel of WWII
topic_facet Adventure and adventurers, Adventure stories, Campaigns, Historical Fiction, History, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Naval Operations, Naval operations, American, War stories, World War, 1939-1945