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by Elise Weston

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ISBN:
1561454842
Author:
Elise Weston
Category:
Literature & Fiction
Language:
English
Publisher:
Peachtree Publishers; Reprint edition (April 2009)
Pages:
160 pages
EPUB book:
1816 kb
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1403 kb
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1120 kb
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Rating:
4.8
Votes:
683


Elise Weston’s The Coastwatcher takes place in South Carolina’s Low Country during 1943. The Coastwatcher is classified as a historical fiction book for several different reasons.

Elise Weston’s The Coastwatcher takes place in South Carolina’s Low Country during 1943. The nation is still recovering from the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, dealing with the Polio epidemic, and afraid of German submarine attacks along the eastern coast. Hugh spends his days watching the water off the South Carolina’s coast for any enemy activity. The story is set during a real historical time period and the characters deal with real historic events and situations.

The Coastwatcher book. 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. Day after day, Hugh looks for signs of German spies. 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.

The Coastwatcher - Elise Weston. What did you see today, Mr. Coastwatcher? A German submarine? He caught his breath. Chapter One. August 1943. At first it was just a speck out in the ocean. A porpoise’s fin, or maybe a piece of driftwood. No, it was moving along too fast, too straight, on a course parallel with the beach. But when he looked up at her, she was smiling, shaking her head a little bit. Teasing him. She wrapped the towel around him and gave him a hug. Hurry up, she said, and went inside.

The Coastwatchers, also known as the Coast Watch Organisation, Combined Field Intelligence Service or Section C, Allied Intelligence Bureau, were Allied military intelligence operatives stationed on remote Pacific islands during World War II to obser.

The Coastwatchers, also known as the Coast Watch Organisation, Combined Field Intelligence Service or Section C, Allied Intelligence Bureau, were Allied military intelligence operatives stationed on remote Pacific islands during World War II to observe enemy movements and rescue stranded Allied personnel. They played a significant role in the Pacific Ocean theatre and South West Pacific theatre, particularly as an early warning network during the Guadalcanal campaign.

Hugh and his family spend the summer of 1943 on the South Carolina coast.

Day after day, Hugh looks for signs of German spies. It seems like a harmless way to spend tim. t least at first.

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THE COASTWATCHER By Elise Weston Set against the backdrop of the home front during World War II, this 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 involving real people and real danger.

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Day after day, Hugh looks for signs of German spies. It seems like a harmless way to spend time…at least at first.It’s the summer of 1943 and America is at war. Eleven-year-old Hugh and his family are spending the summer on the South Carolina coast. Day after day Hugh scans the Atlantic Ocean through his binoculars, looking for signs of enemy activity. Then 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. Have enemy soldiers 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 involving real people and real danger.
  • Dikus
Augusta, Georgia author Elise Weston offers readers an intriguing mystery set during the time period of World War II -- August 1943 to be specific -- on the coast of South Carolina. The story begins when eleven-year-old Hugh, who is coastwatching with binoculars, spots a periscope that he believes belongs to a German submarine close to the beach.

Hugh continues to monitor the area where he's staying with his family in a beach house. A flashing light in an abandoned beach house dubbed "the spook house" by Hugh and his siblings catches his eye. As the plot unfolds, Hugh keeps a scrap book of the war, adding details and evidence that result from his coastwatching adventures.

Though this book is a perfect companion for a lazy afternoon at the beach, it is also a good reading choice for any time of the year. The plot moves fast, the setting will make the reader wish for the beach, and the historical accuracy and details bring this period to life for readers young and old. Well-drawn characters that literally step off the pages, sand, salt air, and a satisfying ending all combine to make this an outstanding read.
  • Onath
My son and I came across this book and decided to order it. What a great story. My 8 year old, loved the plot. It kept him engaged from the first to last page. He said it was his favorate book this year.
  • Visonima
Well done
  • Lavivan
If you are a teacher in South Carolina, I highly recommend this book. If you aren't, I still highly recommend this book. Awesome read for both girls and boys.
  • Kiutondyl
Found this book for $1 and thought it sounded interesting for my 4th grade son. I let him read the book jacket and he agreed. What did we have to lose but a buck? Well, it was well worth my dollar bill and even the hardback cover price of $14.95! Growing up going to the coast of SC made this book even more appealing.

I won't go into what the book is about, as you can read that on the summary and other reviews here. My son and I read some of this book together and some parts on our own, but in the end, we both really enjoyed this book. I love that it is historical and suspenseful at the same time. I thought it was a perfect read for my nine year old son, who typically enjoys non-fiction books. He is not into the Harry Potter, Hunger Games, and that type of material, which I am quite glad. This is just a good, wholesome book that fourth graders through adults can enjoy. It's a fun and pretty simple read.
  • Zadora
While scouting for books for my grandson I found Coastwatcher and read it less than 24 hours because I couldn't put it down. There is a fast paced plot which begins with a periscope sighting off the South Carolina coast by an 11 year old boy. He pursues his clues and there is an exciting conclusion. Of interest to me were descriptions of 1943 wartime America which I lived through - including rationing, radio news, blackouts, and the great volunteer war effort. It has historical interest for children and the book has useful information at the back for teachers. The descriptions of life in a south Atlantic coastal setting are beautifull and evocative of the place and time. It is wonderful to read about children playing together without so much adult supervision and the sedentary influences of TV, computers, and Ipods. All the characters, including the dog, are well drawn and charming.