Aquarium - Fish - Goldfish - Jellyfish
Sea - Crabs - Fish Food - Tanks
From the author of Vinnie's War, here is the story of a teenager who ends up as a deck boy on Merchant Navy ships, learning the ropes, fitting in with the crew and facing war-time action in World War II.
We had trained for emergencies. Every man knew how to launch a lifeboat. There were life jackets to save us, but no one said, Oh, and this is what an exploding torpedo does, and here's what happens when the ship sinks under you. And the lights will be out, so you'll be in the dark...
It is 1940, and war rages. With nothing to keep him at home, fifteen-year-old Adam Chisholm joins Britain's Merchant Navy. His first ship takes him on a stormy Atlantic convoy where he faces seasickness, submarines and shipwreck.
In his remarkable sea journeys, Adam meets enemies face to face, and makes friends - some for a lifetime.
About the Author
David McRobbie is the author of many bestselling books for children and young adults. He has published more than thirty titles since 1990, and had adapted many of his stories for television, including the very funny Wayne series, Eugenie Sandler PI and Fergus McPhail. The BBC adapted his gripping thriller See How They Run.
David's background is a varied one: he has worked as a ship's engineer, a primary school teacher, a college lecturer, a parliamentary researcher in Papua New Guinea, and a radio and television producer with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. He lives in Toowong, Queensland and writes full-time.
David was an evacuee in the Second World War, which helped inspire his 2011 novel Vinnie's War. In To Brave the Seas he draws again on his boyhood war memories, and on his later Merchant Navy experiences, to add colour and realism to the story.
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