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Children's LiteratureHugh, his immediate family, and his cousin, Tom, are spending the summer of 1943 on an island off the coast of South Carolina. The family resides in Charleston the majority of the year. Nevertheless, during the frightful times of World War II and the polio epidemic, the family decides to stay at a house on the beach for the summer. Hugh, the oldest son, who spends his days watching the coastline, becomes suspicious that threatening Germans are coming onto the Carolina shore. This historical fiction book is written in third person objective point of view. This point of view contributes to the dramatic unfolding of the plot and allows for more action and a swifter pace. The novel depicts several true aspects of WWII-era history: lectures and discussions concerning World War II, Prisoners of War, Nazi Germany, polio, and the homeland fears provoked by war abroad all surface in this novel. 2005, Peachtree Publishers, Ages 9 to 12.