Gitty and Kvetch by Caroline Kusin Pritchard          
Gitty and Kvetch
Meet the author
Caroline Kusin Pritchard
(Ages 4-8)

Deborah Heiligman

Dear Reader,

Sometimes a story grabs you and doesn't let go. That's what happened with TORPEDOED: The True Story of the World War II Sinking of "The Children's Ship." My editor showed me a photograph of a custom-made child's life jacket, bright red. It belonged to an eleven-year-old boy whose parents sent him on a ship from England to Canada during World War II. The story of that ship is a tragedy, but it is also filled with heroism, bravery, community, and adventure. And it's all true.

Here are some glimpses: Two teenage girls cling to an overturned lifeboat in freezing cold water for nineteen hours. A young man dives into the water over and over again to save children. On a lifeboat lost at sea for eight days, a teacher tries desperately to keep six boys alive—by telling them adventure stories.

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* "An exceptionally well-researched and impressively crafted tale of desperation, tragedy, and survival." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "Extensively documented accounts tell of harrowing escapes, incredible heroism, tragic accidents, eventual rescues, and the gruesome aftermath." —Booklist, starred review
Torpedoed / Deborah Heiligman / Macmillan Children's Publishing Group

Price: $19.99 / ISBN: 978-1627795548 / Published: October, 2019

Ages 10-14 / Hardcover / Nonfiction