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Island War

Island War

A two-time Newbery Honor-winning author spins a tale of children surviving on their own on a remote Japanese-occupied island during World War II.

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ISBN 9780823439546
Barcode 9780823439546
Published 3 December 2018 by Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Giff, Patricia Reilly
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ISBN-13 9780823439546
ISBN-10 0823439542
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint Holiday House Inc
Publication Date 3 December 2018
International Publication Date 23 October 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Giff, Patricia Reilly
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 148mm
Height: 215mm
Spine: 22mm
Weight 302g
Interest Age 8-12 years
Reading Age 8-12 years
Library of Congress World War, 1939-1945 - Juvenile fiction - Alaska - Aleutian Islands, World War, 1939-1945 - Juvenile fiction - Occupied territories, Alaska - History - 1867-1959, World War, 1939-1945 - Alaska
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 949944

Description of this Book

A two-time Newbery Honor-winning author spins a tale of children surviving on their own on a remote Japanese-occupied island during World War II. Izzy has come to the remote Aleutian Island in 1941 because her mother is studying the rare birds there. Matt has been dragged there by his father, who has a secret job for the U.S. government. Neither is a fan of the other. But then the U.S. is suddenly at war, Japanese soldiers invade the island, and Izzy and Matt become the only Americans to evade the evacuation to a Japanese concentration camp. Differences must be put aside, now that they must rely on themselves to hide from the Japanese left behind and survive the harsh winter and Allied bombing raids.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Illustrates the hardships of war and the importance of self-reliance. Fans of historical fiction will be pleased. --School Library Journal
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

PATRICIA REILLY GIFF is the author of many highly acclaimed and best-selling books for children, including two Newbery Honor Books.

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