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The Little Ships A Story of the Heroic Rescue at Dunkirk

Written by Louise Borden

Illustrated by Michael Foreman

The Little Ships A Story of the Heroic Rescue at Dunkirk Synopsis

The dramatic story of the historic rescue of over 300,000 men from the beach of Dunkirk by the little ships - an incredible armada of over 800 craft, including Royal Navy ships and a flotilla of small river and coastal boats who sailed across the English Channel to Dunkirk in France to rescue the besieged troops. This is the story of one small fishing craft from Deal that was part of the armada, told from the point of view of a young girl who donned her brother's old clothes and sailed with her father on the family boat, the Lucy. In May 1940, many countries in Europe were at war with Nazi Germany. Half a million British and French soldiers were trapped on three sides in northern France by German troops and tanks. The only escape for the Allied army was the sea. The wide Dunkirk beach was covered with men who were hungry and thirsty, with horses running loose from their French riders, with dozens of barking dogs, with trucks and equipment - the disarray of an army on the run. Thanks to the heroic rescue mission by the little ships , the men were saved and brought back to England.

The Little Ships A Story of the Heroic Rescue at Dunkirk Press Reviews

I must also mention the welcome reissue in January of Foreman's The Little Ships which has been out of print for some time and has been sorely missed. Written by Louise Borden in a poetic style, this is a moving account for children of all ages of the evacuation of Dunkirk. || Their dramatic and touching story is vivdly brought to life in this atmospheric picture book with poetic style writing and animated illustrations. || Stunning watercolour illustrations bring this piece of history to dramatic life. || A fascinating book and a welcome reissue. || The striking and evocative text is equally matched with the distinctive and powerful illustrations from Michael Foreman.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781847800817
Publication date: 7th January 2010
Author: Louise Borden
Illustrator: Michael Foreman
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 32 pages

About Louise Borden

Louise Borden graduated from Denison University with a degree in history. For several years she taught young children and later was part owner of a bookshop in Cincinnati, Ohio. In addition to writing children's books, she also speaks to students about the writing process. She has written a number of picture books, including Just in Time for Christmas, illustrated by Ted Lewin, The Watching Game, illustrated by Teri Weidner, and, with co-author Mary Kay Kroeger, Paperboy, illustrated by Ted Lewin. Louise lives with her family in Terrace Park, Ohio. Michael Foreman trained at the Lowestoft Art School, St. Martin's School ...

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