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Attacked at sea : a true World War II story of a family's fight for survival
Uniform Title:
So Close to Home (Young reader's adaptation)
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Christy Ottaviano Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2020.
Physical Description:
xi, 208 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Target Audience:
Ages 9-14

Grades 7-9
True rescue series
General Note:
An adaptation for young readers of So Close to Home: A True Story of an American Family's Fight for Survival During World War II."
Part I. A tired old workhorse -- Ina and the South American venture -- War worries and thinking of home -- Admiral Dönitz and his Gray Wolves -- Harro Schacht and U-507 -- The Grey Wolves and the Mississippi -- Moving ever closer -- Closer to home -- An uneasy feeling -- Part II. Torpedoes in the night -- Ina, Lucille, and a sinking ship -- The raft -- A most hopeless night -- Battling the cold -- Dawn -- Desperation -- Running out of time -- Sharks, dolphins, and birds far away -- Something in the sky -- A silent vigil -- A wavering light -- Part III. Triumphant return to Lorient -- Morgan City, Louisiana, and the hospital -- Recovery -- The family's resilience.
"A riveting WWII account of survival at sea-Book 4 in the True Rescue series from Michael J. Tougias, the author of the New York Times bestseller The Finest Hours."-- Provided by publisher.