But one day Hugh sees something in the water that looks like a periscope. Later he plucks a black bag out of the surf. Inside is a crudely drawn map. Then one night he spots a light flashing from the cupola at the top of an abandoned beach house. Now Hugh is convinced that enemy soldiers have invaded the coastline!
Set against the backdrop of the home front during World War II, Elise Weston's dramatic adventure will draw readers in with its exciting blend of mystery and history. Young people will also respond to the sympathetic protagonist who learns that war is not a distant and exciting game, but a grim reality actually involving real people and real danger.
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Hugh, age 11, spends his days staring through his binoculars at the water off the coast of South Carolina, looking for enemy activity.Oct 01 2005 | Read Full Review of The Coastwatcher (Peachtree J...