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Kevin Kiely - SOS Lusitania - 9781847172303 - 9781847172303
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SOS Lusitania

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Description for SOS Lusitania Paperback. In May 1915 the ocean liner Lusitania sails from New York. It is rumoured to have spies on board. Thirteen-year-old stowaway Finbar Kennedy finds works as a deck-hand. He begins to understand what's happening, but there's nothing he or the crew can do. Then a torpedo from a german submarine hits .. Num Pages: 208 pages. BIC Classification: 5AK; YFT. Category: (J) Children / Juvenile. Dimension: 198 x 131 x 13. Weight in Grams: 174.

One of the most dramatic seafaring tragedies ever …

Thirteen-year-old Finbar Kennedy runs away from home in Queenstown (Cobh) to follow his sea-captain father onto the Lusitania. On the return journey from New York, Finbar works as a deck-hand, and running messages gives him a lot of information. He begins to understand that something strange is happening. But what can he do? And whom can he trust?

Fact is stranger than fiction: In May 1915 the huge liner, the Lusitania, sank off the Cork coast near the Old Head of Kinsale. This happened during the First World War. ... Read more

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The O'Brien Press
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Dublin, Ireland
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About Kevin Kiely
Kevin Kiely has had several collections of poetry published, had plays broadcast on RTE and is engaged in literary journalism and editing. He has received Literature Bursary Awards from the Irish Arts Council, and is Honorary Fellow in Writing with the University of Iowa. This is his first book for young readers.

Reviews for SOS Lusitania
atmosphere of wartime threat keeps the story bowling along … tense and action-packed
SLA Magazine powerfully descriptive … an excellent read … stranger than fiction
IBBY an ingenuous mix of fact and fiction ... a compelling read
Children’s Books Ireland Recommended Reads Guide 2013 a moving story that pays great attention to detail in bringing history to ... Read more

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