Prisoner of war
He lied about his age to enlist. Now he'll have to lie about everything else to survive!
Survive the war. Outlast the enemy. Stay alive.
He lied about his age to enlist. Now he'll have to lie about everything else to survive! Survive the war. Outlast the enemy. Stay alive. That's what Henry Forrest has to do. When he lies about his age to join the Marines, Henry never imagines he'll face anything worse than his own father's cruelty. But his unit is shipped off to the Philippines, where the heat is unbearable, the conditions are brutal, and Henry's dreams of careless adventuring are completely dashed.
Then the Japanese invade the islands, and US forces there surrender. As a prisoner of war, Henry faces one horror after another. Yet among his fellow captives, he finds kindness, respect, even brotherhood. A glimmer of light in the darkness. And he'll need to hold tight to the hope they offer if he wants to win the fight for his country, his freedom...and his life.
Michael P. Spradlin's latest novel tenderly explores the harsh realities of the Bataan Death March and captivity on the Pacific front during World War II.
Bataan Death March, Philippines, 1942 -- Fiction
Forced labor -- Japan -- Fiction
Philippines -- History -- Japanese occupation, 1942-1945 -- Fiction
Prisoners and prisons, Japanese
Survival -- Fiction
Tokyo (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1944-1945 -- Fiction
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Japanese -- Fiction
Level 5, 7 Points
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|Grouping Title||prisoner of war|
|Grouping Author||spradlin michael p|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-07-21 23:35:05PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-07-22 02:55:26AM|
|author||Michael P. Spradlin|
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|available_at_school||Cameron College Prep, Goodlettsville Middle, LEAD Academy High|
|detailed_location_school||Cameron College Prep - Teen Fiction, Goodlettsville Middle - Teen Fiction|
|display_description||Fifteen-year-old Henry Forrest lies about his age and enlists in the Marines to escape from his abusive father, but when he is immediately sent to the Philippines he finds himself in the middle of the Japanese invasion--and as he grows up he will have to endure the Bataan Death March, overcrowded prisons, and the Japanese factory in Tokyo where he is eventually sent as slave labor.|
|isbn||054585783, 9780545857833, 9780545861519|
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|record_details||ils:CARL0000512019|Book|Books|First edition.|English|Scholastic Press,|2017.|263 pages ; 21 cm, overdrive:051c70c9-6175-418d-b988-9852323eced6|eBook|eBook||English|Scholastic Inc.|2017||
|subject_facet||Bataan Death March, Philippines, 1942 -- Fiction, Forced labor -- Japan -- Fiction, Philippines -- History -- Japanese occupation, 1942-1945 -- Fiction, Survival -- Fiction, Tokyo (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1944-1945 -- Fiction, World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Japanese -- Fiction|
|title_display||Prisoner of war|
|title_full||Prisoner of War, Prisoner of war / Michael P. Spradlin|
|title_short||Prisoner of war|
|topic_facet||Bataan Death March, Philippines, 1942, Forced labor, Historical Fiction, History, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Prisoners and prisons, Japanese, Survival, World War, 1939-1945|