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Author Tougias, Mike, 1955- author.

Title Attacked at sea : a true World War II story of a family's fight for survival / Michael J. Tougias and Alison O'Leary.

Publication Info. New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2020.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Cherry Valley PLD Juvenile Non-Fiction - CHVY-13  J 940.54 TOU    AVAILABLE
 Coal City PL Juvenile Non-Fiction - CCBB-2  J 940.53 TOU    AVAILABLE
 Earlville PL Juvenile Non-Fiction - EAPY-12  JUV 940.54 TOU    AVAILABLE
 Manhattan-Elwood PL Juvenile Non-Fiction - MTBB-2  J HISTORY WW 2 TOU    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Juvenile Non-Fiction - MPLG-1  J 940.54 TOU    AVAILABLE
 Putnam County PL - Headquarters Stacks - PCGG-2  J 940.54 TOU    AVAILABLE
 Putnam County SD 535 - Jr High Adult Non-Fiction - PCJG-2  940.54 TOU    AVAILABLE
 Rockridge SD 300 - HS Stacks - ROCG-1  940.54 TOU    AVAILABLE
 Warren Twp PL Juvenile Non-Fiction - WRLY-13  J 940.54 TOU    AVAILABLE
 Yorkville PL Juvenile Non-Fiction - YKBB-4  J 940.5451 TOU    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description xi, 208 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : black and white illustrations, map, photographs ; 24 cm.
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
cartographic image cri rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series True rescue series ; [4]
Tougias, Mike, 1955- True rescue (Series) ; 4.
Audience Ages 9-14 Henry Holt and Company.
Grades 7-9 Henry Holt and Company.
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"--Title page.
"Christy Ottaviano Books"--Title page.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [199]-205).
Summary On May 19, 1942, a U-boat in the Gulf of Mexico stalked its prey fifty miles from New Orleans. The submarine set its sights on the freighter Heredia. Most onboard were merchant seamen, but there were also civilians, including the Downs family: Ray and Ina, and their two children. Fast asleep in their berths, the Downs family had no idea that two torpedoes were heading their way. When the ship exploded, chaos ensued, and each family member had to find his or her own path to survival. The family struggled against sharks, hypothermia, blinding oil, drowning, and dehydration in their effort to survive the aftermath of this deadly attack off the American coast.
Contents Prologue -- 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 Gray Wolves and the Mississippi -- Moving ever closer -- Closer to home -- An uneasy feeling -- 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 -- Triumphant return to Lorient -- Morgan City, Louisiana, and the hospital -- Recovery -- A family's resilience -- Epilogue -- A note from the authors -- Bibliography -- Acknowledgments.
Subject Downs family -- Juvenile literature.
Downs, Raymond, Sr. -- Family -- Juvenile literature.
Heredia (Ship) -- Juvenile literature.
U-506 (Submarine) -- Juvenile literature.
Shipwreck survival -- Mexico, Gulf of -- Juvenile literature.
Survival at sea -- Mexico, Gulf of -- Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations -- Submarine -- Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, German -- Juvenile literature.
Mexico, Gulf of -- Naval operations -- Submarine -- Juvenile literature.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Creative nonfiction.
Added Author O'Leary, Alison, author.
Henry Holt and Company, publisher.
Added Title Adaptation of (work): So close to home.
ISBN 9781250128065 (hardcover)
1250128064 (hardcover)

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