Héroes de Dunkerque (Heroes of Dunkirk)

From the Series Héroes de la Segunda Guerra Mundial (Heroes of World War II) (Alternator Books ® en español)

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

En la primavera de 1940, la Alemania nazi lanzó un ataque masivo sobre Europa occidental. Sus fuerzas atravesaron Bélgica y otros países rápidamente, lo que obligó a los poderes Aliados a huir. Pronto los Aliados ya no tuvieron a dónde retirarse. En la ciudad portuaria francesa de Dunkerque, quedaron atrapados entre los nazis al este y el Océano Atlántico al oeste.

Entonces comenzó una evacuación masiva a través del Canal de la Mancha hacia Gran Bretaña. Bajo el bombardeo implacable de las fuerzas aéreas nazis, los buques de guerra de los Aliados transportaron sus tropas a un lugar seguro. Sin embargo, los buques de guerra no trabajaron solos. Los civiles en barcos de pesca, veleros y otras embarcaciones pequeñas desafiaron las bombas y las balas para salvar a las tropas. En cuestión de semanas, más de 300 000 soldados aliados fueron evacuados. Aprende sobre los héroes que salvaron cientos de miles de vidas en Dunkerque.

In the spring of 1940, Nazi Germany launched a massive attack into Western Europe. They quickly cut through Belgium and other countries, forcing the Allied powers to flee. Soon the Allies could retreat no farther. At the French port city of Dunkirk, they were trapped between the Nazis to the east and the Atlantic Ocean to the west.

A massive evacuation across the English Channel to Britain soon began. Under relentless bombardment by Nazi air forces, Allied warships ferried troops to safety. But the warships didn’t work alone. Civilians in fishing boats, sailboats, and other small craft braved bombs and bullets to save the troops. In a matter of weeks, more than 300,000 Allied soldiers had been evacuated. Learn more about the heroes who saved hundreds of thousands of lives at Dunkirk.

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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Social Studies
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, Diverse Books: Social Justice, Diversity, Spanish-Language
Copyright 2023
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Alternator Books ® en español
Imprint ediciones Lerner
Language Spanish
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2023-01-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF025130, JNF025210, JNF057020
Dewey 940.54/21428
Dimensions 7 x 9
Features Glossary words bolded within text, Index, Maps, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and Timeline

Author: Lisa L. Owens

Lisa L. Owens's career in children's publishing has spanned nearly 25 years. She has authored 95+ books for young people, including early readers, chapter books, graphic novels, and a wide variety of nonfiction for PreK-YA audiences. As a former in-house editor and longtime freelancer, she's worked in various editorial capacities—from concept to market—on thousands of published works for all ages. Lisa lives in the Seattle area with her aerospace-engineer husband and their retired racing greyhound. To learn about hosting her in your classroom, either in person or via Skype, visit her profile at OnlineAuthorVisits.com.

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