Lifeboat 12


Product Details

$17.99  $16.55
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
5.6 X 1.2 X 8.4 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Susan Hood has written more than 200 picture books. She has received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and Booklist, and her book Spike, The Mixed-Up Monster won the 2013 International Latino Award and was selected for the Charlotte Zolotow Highly Commended List. The Tooth Mouse was named a 2013 Best Book of the Year by Bank Street and the Cooperative Children's Book Center. Prior to becoming an author, Susan was a children's magazine editor at Scholastic and Instructor Magazine, a book editor at Sesame Workshop, and the Children's Content Director of Nick Jr. Magazine. Ada's Violin is her latest nonfiction picture book and Lifeboat 12 is her first novel in verse. Visit her at


"This page-turning true-life adventure is filled with rich and riveting details and a timeless understanding of the things that matter most."--Dashka Slater, author of The 57 Bus
* "This stirring novel-in-verse based on a true story is an edge-of-your-seat survival tale, an extensively researched work of historical fiction, and an exemplar of the form."--School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW
"Told in verse, the story of LIFEBOAT 12 is lyrical, terrifying, and even at times funny. A richly detailed account of a little-known event in World War II."--Kirkus Reviews
A Junior Library Guild Selection
"Middle-grade Titanic fans, here's your next read."--BCCB
"Brilliantly told in verse, readers will love Ken Sparks."--Patricia Reilly Giff, two-time Newbery Honor winner
"A captivating tale of the triumph of the human spirit. I felt transported to the open ocean, and cold to my bones!"--Leslie Connor, author of THE TRUTH AS TOLD BY MASON BUTTLE
A 2019 Golden Kite Middle Grade Fiction Award Winner