"Civil War Sub: The Mystery of the Hunley"


Book: Civil War Sub: The Mystery of the Hunley

Author: Kate Boehm Jerome

Illustrators: Bill Farnsworth and Frank Sofo

Publisher: Penguin Group USA, 2002

ISBN-13: 9780448425979

ISBN-10: 0448425971

Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable)

Reading level: Ages 8-12

Rating: 5 stars (EXCELLENT)

Reviewed by Wayne S. Walker

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Jerome, Kate Boehm. Civil War Sub: The Mystery of the Hunley (published in 2002 by Grosset and Dunlap, a division of Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers, 345 Hudson St., New York City, NY 10014). During the American Civil War, the South financed and built a submarine, the H. L. Hunley, that set out from the Charleston Harbor to sink one of the wooden ships blockading the harbor. The assault was a success, but the submarine never returned. This “All Aboard Reading” book for “Station Stop 3” is about the events surrounding the mysterious disappearance of the Confederate submarine, the C. S. S. Hunley after it became the first submarine to destroy another ship in 1864, and its recent recovery from deep in the waters off the coast of South Carolina in 2000. What happened on that cold winter night? The author notes, “Scientists are finding out more about the Hunley all the time. Details may change, but the story of adventure and bravery will always stay the same.” Even if you are not a Southern sympathizer, this book contains some fascinating information that young readers will enjoy.

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0 Responses to "Civil War Sub: The Mystery of the Hunley"

  1. Elizabeth Benson says:

    good book!!!!

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