Louisa June and the Nazis in the Waves

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Louisa June and her family live on the shores of Virginia, a place that has always meant eel fishing, skulling their boat, and watching the swans. But days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the family has much to worry about. Her dad, a tugboat captain, and her brothers, who are seamen, are facing the threat of German U-boats attacking ships off the coast. Louisa June’s mother has battled melancholia all her life and needs Louisa June to brighten her days. But when a terrible tragedy befalls the family, things become really hard for everyone. Louisa June must call on her friend Emmett and Cousin Belle to help get things back on an even keel for the family.

L.M. Elliott has written a stunning story that will teach young readers (and others lucky enough to find this book) about a little-known chapter of our history. Elliott’s impeccable research of the history, setting, and more bring this story to life and will immerse readers in the time and place. The writing is superb, the dialogue is completely believable, the characters are rich and complex, and the story is very, very compelling. This book is not to be missed.

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Author Rosi Hollinbeck
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 320 pages
Publisher Katherine Tegen Books
Publish Date 22-Mar-2022
ISBN 9780063056565
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Issue July 2022
Category Tweens