World War II Book 2: Dead in the Water
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545522984 Hardcover
192 Pages | 5.76" x 8.55" | Ages 10 to 14
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545523004 Ebook
192 Pages | Ages 10 to 14
Hank and Theo are brothers who share everything, including a sense of duty a love of baseball. They have been inseparable for their entire lives. But when America is drawn into World War II, the young brothers find themselves fighting the same war on opposite sides of the globe.
As an airedale in the Navy, Hank now lives aboard an aircraft carrier, the USS Yorktown. His job is to assist the pilots who soar off each day to engage Japanese forces in the Pacific Ocean. It is a crucial and terrifying duty in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
As the days at sea become weeks and months, Hank adapts to life apart from his family. He even adapts to the fear of torpedoes. But in an era of prejudice and segregation, it's Hank's choice of friends that might prove most dangerous of all.
Raves & reviews:
"All the sizzle, chaos, noise and scariness of war is clay in the hands of ace storyteller Lynch." -Kirkus
"Lynch doesn't pull any punches in this slim but powerful volume . . . Though aimed at younger readers, Lynch doesn't write down, instead offering a powerful taste of war on a personal level." -Publishers Weekly
"Satisfied readers will look forward to the next volume in this worthy, low-key but piquant series." -Kirkus