The Little Ships

The Little Ships

The Heroic Rescue at Dunkirk in World War II

Book - 2003
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Baker & Taylor
A young English girl and her father take their sturdy fishing boat and join the scores of other civilian vessels crossing the English Channel in a daring attempt to rescue Allied and British troops trapped by Nazi soldiers at Dunkirk.

& Taylor

Describes how a flotilla of small boats crossed the English Channel in May 1940 to rescue thousands of British and French soldiers trapped on the French coast near Dunkirk by the invading forces of Nazi Germany. Reprint.

Simon and Schuster
In May of 1940 -- the early days of World War II -- half a million British and French soldiers were trapped in France. Weak and wounded, they needed aid. Help came in the form of countless small craft, steered by brave young men, in the legendary armada of "little ships" that sailed aross the English Channel. Many people wanted to be a part of the rescue mission. Here is the story of a girl who was so determined to help that she disguised herself as a boy to blend in with the men as they sailed toward Dunkirk.

Publisher: New York : Aladdin, 2003
Edition: 1st Aladdin Paperbacks ed
ISBN: 9780689853968
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 20 x 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Foreman, Michael 1938-- Illustrator


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JCLMargaretO Dec 06, 2017

I had just finished watching the movie, “Their Finest”, and wanted more information about Dunkirk when I came across this beautiful children’s book. A little girl tells the story of how she and her fisherman father help to rescue stranded British soldiers from the beaches of France. Amazing watercolor pictures accompany the story.

Aug 29, 2017

This book is a treasure. The importance of people coming together in a time of great need and sorrow blows one's mind as to what the ordinary "Joe" can do. He can answer his Government's call. Girls as well.

Aug 27, 2017

A very nice children's picture book that tells the story of the evacuation of Dunkirk through the eyes of a young girl who helps her father in one of the rescue boats. I thought this was really well done and a pleasure to read.

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