THE KEEPER'S SON
Thomas Dunne Books, 2003
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fictional account of a German landing on US shores during World War II
was well-researched by the author of Rocket Boys (October Sky). Josh Thurlow,
the lighthouse keeperís son, is commander of a small coast guard boat that
protects Killakeet Island on the North Carolina Coast. Josh is haunted
by an event of his childhood that resulted in the loss of his younger brother.
When the German threat becomes all too real for Killakeet and its inhabitants,
a ragtag group forms to defend the island. In the end, Josh finds love
and redemption, and the mystery of his brotherís disappearance may finally
be solved. The Keeperís Son, an adventure story with elements of suspense,
battle scenes, and romance, is sure to please high school boys and girls.
(Jean B. Bellavance for Pennsylvania
Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2005-2006)
World War, 1939-1945 -- North Carolina
Outer Banks -- Fiction.
United States. Coast Guard -- Fiction.
Germans -- North Carolina -- Fiction.
Submarine captains -- Fiction.
Lighthouse keepers -- Fiction.
Outer Banks (N.C.) -- Fiction.
Submarines (Ships) -- Fiction.
Brothers -- Death -- Fiction.
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