Based on a true story, Lifeboat 12 by Susana Hood is a survival story written in verse. Ken Sparks is escaping World War II in London on a ship bound for Canada. Along with the other child evacuees, he enjoys a life of luxury on the ship--until their ship is torpedoed. Ken escapes on Lifeboat 12, but they’re floating in the middle of the ocean with no means of communication. This is a remarkable retelling of one person’s survival in one of the most significant moments in history. It’s also the perfect book to step outside of your usual genre.
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