Publication Date: 04/02/2016 ISBN: 9780141347400 Category:

Salt to the Sea

Ruta Sepetys

Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
Publication Date: 04/02/2016 ISBN: 9780141347400 Category:
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WINNER OF THE CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL 2017

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. Four young people, each haunted by their own dark secret, narrate their unforgettable stories. Fans of The Book Thief or Helen Dunmore’s The Siege will be totally absorbed.

This inspirational novel is 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 their story.

‘Ruta Sepetys is a master of historical fiction’ Elizabeth Wein, author of CODE NAME VERITY

Publisher Review

A rich, page-turning story that brings to vivid life a terrifying-and little-known-moment in World War II history. -- Steve Sheinkin Ruta Sepetys is a master of historical fiction. -- Elizabeth Wein

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