During World War II, 12-year old Ken Sparks is one of the lucky 90 youth chosen to leave Britain on the ship SS City of Benares headed to seek refuge in Canada. The same day the captain declares they are safe from German’s attacks, the ship is hit by a torpedo and Ben must survive on Lifeboat 12.
SubjectsHistorical Fiction, Novel-in-Verse, Survival
Publisher:Simon & Schuster Inc.
Reviews:Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Kirkus Review, School Library Journal Starred
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