Taffy of Torpedo Junction

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UNC Press Books, May 15, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 151 pages
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A longtime favorite of several generations of Tar Heels, Taffy of Torpedo Junction is the thrilling adventure story of thirteen-year-old Taffy Willis, who, with the help of her pony and dog, exposes a ring of Nazi spies operating from a secluded house on Hatteras Island, North Carolina, during World War II. For readers of all ages, the book brings to life the dramatic wartime events on the Outer Banks, where German U-boats turned an area around Cape Hatteras into 'Torpedo Junction' by sinking more than sixty American vessels in just a six-month period in 1942. Taffy has been enjoyed by young and old alike since it was first published in 1957.

 

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pretty good. not good for 9years and down Read full review

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It was a good historical account, but I did not find the story line very interesting. Read full review

Contents

1 A Call in the Night
1
2 Shipwreck
22
3 Rescue
30
4 Ash Cans and Broken Glass
49
5 Torpedo Junction
64
6 Saboteur
79
7 Brandy Gets Decorated
96
8 Discovery
105
9 Danger
110
10 Big Jens Comes Through
120
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About the author (2012)

The late Nell Wise Wechter, an Outer Banks native, was a widely admired author, storyteller, historian, and journalist. As a schoolteacher near Cape Hatteras during World War II, she could look out her classroom window to see ships being sunk by the Germans. Her story of Taffy was inspired by these real events and the courage of the people who lived through them. Her other books include Swamp Girl, Betsy Dowdy's Ride, and Teach's Light.

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