Item description for Attack of the Turtle (Eerdmans Books For Young Readers) by Drew Carlson & David A. Johnson...
Overview During the Revolutionary War, fourteen-year-old Nathan Wade joins forces with his older cousin, the inventor David Bushnell, to secretly build the first submarine used in naval warfare. Reprint.
Publishers Description It's 1776, and the Revolutionary War is raging. Fourteen-year-old Nathan Wade is a patriot, but he's too young to join the fight. Then his cousin David Bushnell comes to town with a secret. David has designed a water machine that can explode bombs underwater. And his mission is to launch it against the British warships in New York harbor.
Nate reluctantly agrees to help David build the weapon of war 2; dubbed the "American Turtle," Although he's terrified of water and worried about getting caught, when unlikely circumstances put Nate at the center of the action, he must face the murky waters of his fears head-on.
Based on actual historical events, this adventure story captures the drama of the first submarine used in naval warfare and the struggles of a teenager overcoming self-doubt.
Awards and Recognitions Attack of the Turtle (Eerdmans Books For Young Readers) by Drew Carlson & David A. Johnson has received the following awards and recognitions -
South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award - 2009-2010 Nominee - Children's category
Nutmeg Book Award - 2010 Nominee - Intermediate category
Citations And Professional Reviews Attack of the Turtle (Eerdmans Books For Young Readers) by Drew Carlson & David A. Johnson has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 962
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Studio: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.2" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.42 lbs.
Release Date Feb 2, 2008
Publisher Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Grade Level Multiple Grades
Series Eerdmans Books For Young Readers
ISBN 0802853382 ISBN13 9780802853387
Availability 13 units. Availability accurate as of Jan 23, 2017 12:35.
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More About Drew Carlson & David A. Johnson
Drew Carlson is a former magazine columnist, newspaper reporter, corporate writer, and editor who currently works as the director of public affairs for the Federation of State Medical Boards in Dallas, Texas. Drew says his fascination with obscure facts from American history led him to write Attack of the Turtle, which is his first published novel.
Reviews - What do customers think about Attack of the Turtle?
Attack of the Turtle: A Great Read and Much More! Apr 12, 2007
I am an adult who happens to love children's literature and also history. Consequently, I read Attack of the Turtle. It is similar to the American Girls historical novels but for boys of the same age group, something that has not been available thus far. (Girls will also enjoy the book, however!) Turtle is well written, interesting, and engaging. When I had finished the book, I found myself wanting to know more--both about the characters the author created so well and about the historical events represented. I have a young niece who also read the book, and she agreed that, afterward, she wanted to know more. An author who encourages people of all ages to want MORE has created something magical, in my opinion. I hope Mr. Carlson has many more stories in mind!