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Salt to the Sea
 

Salt to the Sea (Paperback)

By Sepetys, Ruta
Designed by Jones, Matt

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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.

ISBN 9780141347400
Barcode 9780141347400
Published 16 May 2016 by Penguin
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780141347400
ISBN-10 0141347406
Stock Available
Status Reprinting locally, In Stock Internationally
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date 16 May 2016
International Publication Date 4 February 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
Weight 277g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 608758

Description of this Book

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 Between 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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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for Carnegie Medal 2017
NZ Review Ruta Sepetys is a master of historical fiction. In Salt to the Sea, the hard truths of her herculean research are tempered with effortless, intimate storytelling, as her warm and human characters breathe new life into one of the world's most terrible and neglected tragedies. -- Elizabeth Wein A rich, page-turning story that brings to vivid life a terrifying-and little-known-moment in World War II history. -- Steve Sheinkin
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Ruta Sepetys is the author of acclaimed YA novel, Between Shades of Grey. Born and raised in Michigan in a family of Lithuanian descent, Ruta now lives with her husband in Tennessee. Ruta was a highly successful promoter of classical music concerts, booking and touring with orchestras worldwide, before turning to writing full-time. In 2015 Ruta has been awarded The Rockefeller Foundation's prestigious Bellagio Center writing residency, where she will interact with other leading international artists, writers and thinkers.

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