Lost in the Pacific is the first book in a narrative nonfiction series that tells the true story of a band of World War II soldiers who became stranded at sea and had to fight for survival.
World War II, October 1942: a plane carrying eight Americans crashes into the middle of the Pacific Ocean. With only four oranges and no fresh water between them, the crew had to band together and rely on each other for survival. What they thought would be only a few hours or days before they were rescued turned into weeks lost at sea fighting off sharks, dehydration, hunger, and extreme heat.
Lost in the Pacific vividly retells this incredible true story for a young audience and launches an exciting narrative nonfiction series: Lost. Featuring black and white photographs, maps, and diagrams that bring each story to life, Lost is the perfect nonfiction companion series for older fans of I Survived and other adventure stories.
About the Author
Tod Olson is author of the historical fiction series How To Get Rich, a Booklist Top Ten Series Non Fiction for Youth selection (don’t tell them, but it’s fiction). His new narrative nonfiction series, Lost, is being published by Scholastic. Tod lives with his family in Vermont and holds an MFA from Vermont College of the Fine Arts
Danny Campbell is an actor who has appeared in CBS’ The Guardian, the films A Pool, a Fool, and a Duel and Greater Than Gravity, and in over twenty-five commercials. Winner of two AudioFile Earphones Awards, he has narrated Once a Spy by Keith Thomson and read the part of David Foster Wallace in Mike Lipsky’s Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself, among many others. He is a member of the adjunct faculty in the theater arts department at Santa Monica College.