Almost Home – The Sinking of the S.S. Caribou

Almost Home - The Sinking of the S.S. Caribou

Author: Jennifer Morgan
Genre: Children, Non-Fiction, Young Readers
Format: Softcover
Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 2 in
Weight: 1 kg
Published: October 24, 2012
ISBN: 1-55081-391-3
EAN: 978-1-55081-391-3

In the early hours of October 14, 1942, under cover of darkness, the German submarine U-69 torpedoed and sank the passenger ferry SS Caribou off the southwest coast of Port aux Basques, Newfoundland. Now, seventy years later, writer and artist Jennifer Morgan recreates that eventful night in full colour. These vivid illustrations, in comic book form, bring the history and aftermath of the Caribou’s final voyage to life for a whole new generation of readers. In the early hours of October 14, 1942, under cover of darkness, the German submarine U-69 torpedoed and sank the passenger ferry SS Caribou off the southwest coast of Port aux Basques, Newfoundland.

Now, seventy years later, writer and artist Jennifer Morgan recreates that eventful night in full colour. These vivid illustrations, in comic book form, bring the history and aftermath of the Caribou’s final voyage to life for a whole new generation of readers.

WINNER 2014 NEWFOUNDLAND HISTORIC SITES HERITAGE AND HISTORY BOOK AWARD FOR CHILDREN’S/YA LITERATURE

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“[A]imed at young readers, but the careful historical research, authentic story and attention to detail are making it popular with all ages…. A haunting tribute.”

– Janet McNaughton, best-selling author of The Dragon Seer

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