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Arctic Star

Arctic Star

Published: 6 May 2021

Paperback / softback, 208 pages

Recommended for age 11+

By Tom Palmer

Illustrated by Tom Clohosy Cole

Published by Barrington Stoke Ltd

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Multi-award-winning author Tom Palmer returns with a thrilling naval adventure inspired by the incredible history of the Second World War Arctic convoys. Winter 1943. Teenagers Frank, Joseph and Stephen are Royal Navy recruits on their first mission at sea during the Second World War.

Their ship is part of an Arctic Convoy sailing to Russia to deliver supplies to the Soviets. The convoys have to navigate treacherous waters, sailing through a narrow channel between the Arctic ice pack and German bases on the Norwegian coast. Faced with terrifying enemy attacks from both air and sea, as well as life-threatening cold and storms, will all three boys make it home again?

This title features in our The Reading Journey selection.

Tagged Arctic , Second World War and war and conflict

Nikki Gamble talked to Tom Palmer about the extraordinary real-life story behind his latest book, After the War. It's a story about recovery and the what can be achieved when humans show kindness and generosity to those who have suffered the greatest.

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