Unbroken (the Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive Laura Hillenbrand

Unbroken (the Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive

Author: Laura Hillenbrand
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Book Title
Unbroken (the Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive
Author
Laura Hillenbrand
ISBN
9780385742511
In this captivating and lavishly illustrated young adult edition of her award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller, Laura Hillenbrand tells the story of a former Olympian's courage, cunning, and fortitude following his plane crash in enemy territory. This adaptation of Unbroken introduces a new generation to one of history's most thrilling survival epics. On a May afternoon in 1943, an American military plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane's bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary sagas of the Second World War. The lieutenant's name was Louis Zamperini. As a boy, he had been a clever delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling, and stealing. As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a supreme talent that carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when war came, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight, a tiny raft, and a drift into the unknown. Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a sinking raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would respond to desperation with ingenuity, suffering with hope and humor, brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would hang on the fraying wire of his will. Featuring more than one hundred photographs plus an exclusive interview with Zamperini, this breathtaking odyssey--also captured on film by director Angelina Jolie--is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the ability to endure against the unlikeliest of odds. Praise for Unbroken"This adaptation of Hillenbrand's adult bestseller is highly dramatic and exciting, as well as painful to read as it lays bare man's hellish inhumanity to man."--Booklist, STARRED "This captivating book emphasizes the importance of determination, the will to survive against impossible odds, and support from family and friends. A strong, well-written work."--SLJ"This fine adaptation ably brings an inspiring tale to young readers."--KirkusBinding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Laura HillenbrandPublisher: Delacorte PressPublished: 11/11/2014ISBN: 9780385742511Pages: 320Weight: 1.55lbsSize: 9.40h x 7.80w x 1.30dReview Citations: School Library Journal 09/01/2014 pg. 170Booklist 09/01/2014 pg. 96Kirkus Reviews 09/15/2014Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2014 pg. 122Voice of Youth Advocates 12/01/2014 - Recommended - Hard To BeatHornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2015 - Superior,Well Above AverageAccelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 170280 / Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to CaptiveReading Level: 6.4 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 10
In this captivating and lavishly illustrated young adult edition of her award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller, Laura Hillenbrand tells the story of a former Olympian's courage, cunning, and fortitude following his plane crash in enemy territory. This adaptation of Unbroken introduces a new generation to one of history's most thrilling survival epics.

On a May afternoon in 1943, an American military plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane's bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary sagas of the Second World War.

The lieutenant's name was Louis Zamperini. As a boy, he had been a clever delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling, and stealing. As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a supreme talent that carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when war came, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight, a tiny raft, and a drift into the unknown.

Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a sinking raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would respond to desperation with ingenuity, suffering with hope and humor, brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would hang on the fraying wire of his will.

Featuring more than one hundred photographs plus an exclusive interview with Zamperini, this breathtaking odyssey--also captured on film by director Angelina Jolie--is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the ability to endure against the unlikeliest of odds.

Praise for Unbroken

"This adaptation of Hillenbrand's adult bestseller is highly dramatic and exciting, as well as painful to read as it lays bare man's hellish inhumanity to man."--Booklist, STARRED

"This captivating book emphasizes the importance of determination, the will to survive against impossible odds, and support from family and friends. A strong, well-written work."--SLJ

"This fine adaptation ably brings an inspiring tale to young readers."--Kirkus


Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Laura Hillenbrand
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Published: 11/11/2014
ISBN: 9780385742511
Pages: 320
Weight: 1.55lbs
Size: 9.40h x 7.80w x 1.30d

Review Citations: School Library Journal 09/01/2014 pg. 170
Booklist 09/01/2014 pg. 96
Kirkus Reviews 09/15/2014
Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2014 pg. 122
Voice of Youth Advocates 12/01/2014 - Recommended - Hard To Beat
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2015 - Superior,Well Above Average

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 170280 / Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive
Reading Level: 6.4 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 10
In this captivating and lavishly illustrated young adult edition of her award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller, Laura Hillenbrand tells the story of a former Olympian's courage, cunning, and fortitude following his plane crash in enemy territory. This adaptation of Unbroken introduces a new generation to one of history's most thrilling survival epics.

On a May afternoon in 1943, an American military plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane's bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary sagas of the Second World War.

The lieutenant's name was Louis Zamperini. As a boy, he had been a clever delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling, and stealing. As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a supreme talent that carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when war came, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight, a tiny raft, and a drift into the unknown.

Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a sinking raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would respond to desperation with ingenuity, suffering with hope and humor, brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would hang on the fraying wire of his will.

Featuring more than one hundred photographs plus an exclusive interview with Zamperini, this breathtaking odyssey--also captured on film by director Angelina Jolie--is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the ability to endure against the unlikeliest of odds.

Praise for Unbroken

"This adaptation of Hillenbrand's adult bestseller is highly dramatic and exciting, as well as painful to read as it lays bare man's hellish inhumanity to man."--Booklist, STARRED

"This captivating book emphasizes the importance of determination, the will to survive against impossible odds, and support from family and friends. A strong, well-written work."--SLJ

"This fine adaptation ably brings an inspiring tale to young readers."--Kirkus


Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Laura Hillenbrand
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Published: 11/11/2014
ISBN: 9780385742511
Pages: 320
Weight: 1.55lbs
Size: 9.40h x 7.80w x 1.30d

Review Citations: School Library Journal 09/01/2014 pg. 170
Booklist 09/01/2014 pg. 96
Kirkus Reviews 09/15/2014
Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2014 pg. 122
Voice of Youth Advocates 12/01/2014 - Recommended - Hard To Beat
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2015 - Superior,Well Above Average

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 170280 / Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive
Reading Level: 6.4 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 10