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Salt to the sea : a novel

Author: Ruta Sepetys
Publisher: New York : Philomel Books, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
"As World War II draws to a close, refugees try to escape the war's final dangers, only to find themselves aboard a ship with a target on its hull"--

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Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Historical fiction
Juvenile works
Young adult works
Historical fiction, Young adult
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ruta Sepetys
ISBN: 9780399160301 0399160302 9780141347400 0141347406 9780605929609 0605929602
OCLC Number: 908250409
Awards: YALSA Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2017
CILIP Carnegie Medal Winner, 2017.
Description: 391 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Ruta Sepetys.
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It's early 1945 and a group of people trek across Germany, bound together by their desperation to reach the ship that can take them away from the war-ravaged land.  Read more...


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Ruta Sepetys is a master of historical fiction. -- 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

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