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Taffy of Torpedo Junction

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A longtime favorite of several generations of Tar Heels, Taffy of Torpedo Junction is the thrilling adventure story of thirteen-year-old Taffy Willis, who, with the help of her pony and dog, exposes a ring of Nazi spies operating from a secluded house on Hatteras Island, North Carolina, during World War II. For readers of all ages, the book brings to life the dramatic wartime events on the Outer Banks, where German U-boats turned an area around Cape Hatteras into 'Torpedo Junction' by sinking more than sixty American vessels in just a six-month period in 1942. Taffy has been enjoyed by young and old alike since it was first published in 1957.

About the Author

The late Nell Wise Wechter, an Outer Banks native, was a widely admired author, storyteller, historian, and journalist. As a schoolteacher near Cape Hatteras during World War II, she could look out her classroom window to see ships being sunk by the Germans. Her story of Taffy was inspired by these real events and the courage of the people who lived through them. Her other books include Swamp Girl, Betsy Dowdy's Ride, and Teach's Light.

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgments

1. A Call in the Night

2. Shipwreck

3. Rescue

4. Ash Cans and Broken Glass

5. Torpedo Junction

6. Saboteur!

7. Brandy Gets Decorated

8. Discovery!

9. Danger!

10. Big Jens Comes Through

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807846193
Other:
Wechter, Nell Wise
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Foreword by:
Simpson, Bland
Foreword:
Simpson, Bland
Author:
Wechter, Nell Wise
Author:
Wechter,
Author:
Simpson, Bland
Author:
Nell Wise
Location:
Chapel Hill :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
North Carolina Fiction.
Subject:
Hatteras Island (N.C.) Fiction.
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
coastal North Carolina/
Subject:
Historical - Military & Wars
Subject:
Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Subject:
Islands -- Fiction.
Subject:
Spies -- Fiction.
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-Military and War
Copyright:
Series:
Chapel Hill Books
Publication Date:
August 1996
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Elementary and junior high
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
151
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5 in
Age Level:
09-12

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