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Salt to the Sea

Salt to the Sea (Paperback)

By Sepetys, Ruta
Designed by Jones, Matt

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This is an inspirational novel based on a true story from the Second World War. When the German ship the Wilhelm Gustloff was sunk in port in early 1945 it had over 9000 civilian refugees, including children, on board. Nearly all were drowned. Ruta Sepetys, acclaimed author of Be...tween Shades of Grey, brilliantly imagines the story of a handful of these people as they trek across Germany, bound together only by their desperation to reach the ship that can take them away from the war-ravaged land. From the gentle wisdom of the old man known as the Shoe Poet to the bravery of Emilia, the Polish girl who struggles onwards hiding a dark secret inside herself, this is a band of unforgettable characters and unmissable stories. Fans of The Book Thief or Helen Dunmore's The Siege will be totally absorbed by this.
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ISBN 9780141347400
Released NZ 16 May 2016
Publisher Penguin
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780141347400
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books Ltd
Released 16 May 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Sepetys, Ruta
Designed by Jones, Matt
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 24mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 277g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
Library of Congress World War, 1939-1945 - Fiction - Refugees
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult