Island War


A boy and girl must survive on their own on a remote Japanese-occupied island during World War II. 

Fans of Hatchet and Julie of the Wolves will be riveted by the story of 11-year-old Izzy and 14-year-old Matt who are left alone on an Alaskan island when the Japanese army takes the rest of the Americans prisoner. Now that Izzy's ornithologist mother, Matt's father, and the other villages have been evacuated to camps in Japan, Izzy and Matt become the only Americans left on the island. They must rely on themselves to hide from the Japanese soldiers, keep their dog for giving them away, survive the harsh winter and Allied bombing raids.

A thrilling novel of kids with grit and ingenuity.--from the publisher

208 pages               978-0823439546             Ages 8-12

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