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 Island of spies
 Author: Turnage, Sheila

 Publisher:  Dial Books for Young Readers (2022)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 374 p.,  21 cm

 BTSB No: 893850 ISBN: 9780735231252
 Ages: 9-12 Grades: 4-7

 World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Fiction
 Spies -- Fiction
 Islands -- Fiction
 Mystery fiction
 Hatteras Island (N.C.) -- Fiction
 North Carolina -- Fiction

Price: $23.28

In 1942, twelve-year-old Stick Lawson and her two best friends, Rain and Neb, set out to discover the Nazi spies they believe are helping orchestrate U-boat attacks on American ships off the coast of Hatteras Island.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.20
   Points: 12.0   Quiz: 518378

   Kirkus Reviews (-) (07/15/22)
   Booklist (09/15/22)
 The Hornbook (00/01/23)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 09/15/2022 It’s 1942, the U.S. has entered WWII, and German submarines are sinking cargo and passenger ships along America’s east coast. Stick, Neb, and Rain, a trio of 10- to 12-year-old friends, are meeting in an abandoned Hatteras Island, North Carolina, lighthouse to plan operations. They’re watching the shore for spies as well as observing a local bully, a suspicious postmistress, and recent newcomers to their small community. Notable for her quick wits and courage but disturbed by her father’s disappearance at sea, Stick tells the story, while giving credit to Rain (a gifted artist) and Neb (an expert on codes). Together they investigate neighbors as well as strangers, examine clues, and sort through a broad array of suspects. Turnage, who wrote the Newbery Honor Book Three Times Lucky (2012), bases this historical novel on research into WWII as she constructs a complicated mystery with many characters and motives for readers to consider. Stick’s lively narration will quickly draw readers into the story, which twists and turns cleverly before reaching its conclusion. - Copyright 2022 Booklist.

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