The little ships
Louise Borden, illustrated by Michael Foreman
A story of the heroic rescue at Dunkirk.
In May 1940 half a million British and French soldiers were trapped on three sides in northern France by German troops and tanks. The only escape for the Allied army was the sea. An incredible armada of over 800 craft, including Royal Navy ships and a flotilla of small river and coastal boats was assembled on the southeastern coast of England. They sailed across the English Channel to Dunkirk in France to rescue the beseiged troops. Louise Borden tells the story of one small fishing craft from Deal that was part of the armada. It is told from the point of view of a young girl who sailed with her father on the family boat, the Lucy, telling a story that could have happened. Illustrator Michael Foreman who as a boy during the Second World War lived in a small fishing town on the English coast, has created remarkable pictures that add to the story of this historic rescue in which over 300,000 men were saved.
Suitable for children aged 7-9 years.
Soft cover, illustrated, 32 pages.