Torpedoed: The True Story of the World War II Sinking of “The Children’s Ship”

Written by Deborah Heiligman

It was so refreshing reading a book about a part of World War II that I was unfamiliar with. I loved how Heiligman located interviews, letters, and news articles of the incident and was able to weave the story to feel like I was hearing the account told by the individuals who experienced it themselves. Often times I get bored by biographies because they list dates and are unable to capture the feelings of the individual. For example, the author included details such as the children’s love for the many flavors of ice cream found on the ship; when the ship sank, a tragedy for them was the loss of all that ice cream. This is a great book for students who love learning about World War II.

Reviewed by LeeAnne Grover, Media Clerk, Hillside Elementary
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 5 and Older

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Torpedoed: The True Story of the World War II Sinking of “The Children’s Ship”
Written by Deborah Heiligman
Godwin Books, Henry Holt and Company
292 pages
Release Date: October 8, 2019
ISBN: 9781627795548
A review copy was provided by the publisher.


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Categories: Elem. Nonfiction, Jr. High Nonfiction, Sr. High Nonfiction

Date Submitted: 12/06/2019
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