World War II Book 2: Dead in the Water

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grade 7n/a6.340437
Critically acclaimed author Chris Lynch provides an action-oriented but thoughtful view of the US Navy's war in the Pacific.

Hank and Theo are brothers who share everything, including a sense of duty a love of baseball. They have been inseparable for their entire lives. But when America is drawn into World War II, the young brothers find themselves fighting the same war on opposite sides of the globe.

As an airedale in the Navy, Hank now lives aboard an aircraft carrier, the USS Yorktown. His job is to assist the pilots who soar off each day to engage Japanese forces in the Pacific Ocean. It is a crucial and terrifying duty in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

As the days at sea become weeks and months, Hank adapts to life apart from his family. He even adapts to the fear of torpedoes. But in an era of prejudice and segregation, it's Hank's choice of friends that might prove most dangerous of all.
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published on September 30, 2014 by Scholastic Press
ISBN-10: 0545522986
ISBN-13: 9780545522984
4 Book Reviews
  • johan123
    johan123over 4 years55 stars
    this is so cool im going to buy a second book of this and a autograph of this author
    • jeffover 4 years
      This book is a great war book. it tells a good story. It is interesting learning about it.
      • superman325
        superman325over 5 years
        This book is one the best war i have read hank theo separtated and love for baseball
        • dakotaalmost 8 years
          this a realy good book and if you are reading this book and you will like it