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ISBN: 9781771087582

Dusty Dreams and Troubled Waters

A Story of HMCS Sackville

  Author:   Brian Bowman  
  Artist :   Richard Rudnicki    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing

They said I was a sailor, now. But this was my first time on the ocean. And I was going to war…

By 1942 most of Europe was under the heel of the Nazis. Only the United Kingdom remained free to oppose them. Knowing Britain needed supplies from overseas, the German navy built a large fleet of U-boats to hunt merchant ships. It was up to Canada to protect all shipping from North America to Britain. Corvettes like HMCS Sackville were crewed by young men from across Canada, and from all walks of life. The Battle of the Atlantic (1939–1945), the longest of the Second World War, was Canada’s battle, and the outcome sealed Hitler’s fate.

Following twelve-year-old Wally as he leaves the family farm on the prairies to pursue a daring career in the navy—leaving love interest Winnie behind—this striking graphic novel is a high-stakes adventure, a love story, and an important historical lesson. Features meticulously detailed black and white drawings, an illustrated diagram of the Sackville, information on wartime propaganda, glossary, and an illustrated map.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title:9781771087582
Item NB1317
PublisherNimbus Publishing
Published onNovember 30 2020
Language eng
Pages 180
Format Paperback
Dimensions10.25(in) x 6.5(in)
Shipping weight0(g)
Status NOT YET PUBLISHED
Brian Bowman grew up in the Qu'Appelle Valley of southern Saskatchewan, where his family raised politics, grain, and cattle. After grad school, an adventurous nature led him to try many vocations before settling on a writing career that evolved from speeches and advertising to journalism and editing. Still a resident of Saskatchewan, he now writes graphic novels and mostly true stories drawn from Canadian history. Dusty Dreams and Troubled Waters is his first book.

Richard Rudnicki is the award-winning illustrator of Abigail's Wish, Cyrus Eaton, Gracie the Public Gardens Duck, I Spy a Bunny, and Viola Desmond Won't Be Budged. Dusty Dreams and Troubled Waters is his first graphic novel. He gives private lessons and workshops in painting and drawing and lives in Annapolis Royal. Visit richardrudnicki.com.