Courageous, Forthcoming from Scholastic in December, 2018

y6739_courageous_4cc-high-res-rgbAiden’s sailing into a war zone.
Aiden is the son of a fisherman on the south coast of England, and he’s been afraid of the ocean since his oldest brother was killed at sea. But that doesn’t matter when he and his best friend, Sally, hear chatter on their radio. It’s May 1940, and British troops, including Aiden’s surviving brother, George, are trapped in northern France, surrounded by Nazi forces. The Allies have come up with a daring plan to rescue their troops. But in order to get their boys out of France and back across the Channel, they’ll need every boat they can get their hands on.

Aiden’s parents forbid him from volunteering, but he and Sally are determined to help, and they secretly set off to join Operation Dynamo. It’s a deadly journey, and the friends are in grave danger as they help ferry the troops from Dunkirk, all the while desperately searching for George. But can Aiden find the courage to keep going, or will he, Sally, and George be lost forever?