Taffy of Torpedo Junction eBook Ü Taffy of Epub /

Taffy of Torpedo Junction eBook Ü Taffy of Epub /

Taffy of Torpedo Junction (Chapel Hill) [Reading] ➶ Taffy of Torpedo Junction (Chapel Hill) By Nell Wise Wechter – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Finally back in print a longtime favorite of several generations of Tar Heels Taffy of Torpedo Junction is the thrilling adventure story of thirteenyearold Taffy Willis who with the help of her pony a Finally back in print a longtime favorite of several generations of Tar Heels Taffy of Torpedo Junction is the thrilling adventure story of thirteenyearold Taffy Willis who with the help of her pony and dog exposes a ring of Nazi spies operating from a secluded house on Hatteras Island North Carolina during World War II For readers Taffy of Epub / of all ages the book brings to life the dramatic wartime events on the Outer Banks where German Uboats turned an area around Cape Hatteras into 'Torpedo Junction' by sinkingthan sixty American vessels in just a sixmonth period in Taffy has been enjoyed by young and old alike since it was first published in.

10 thoughts on “Taffy of Torpedo Junction (Chapel Hill)

  1. Joyce Copeland Joyce Copeland says:

    I first encountered this book in the sixth grade. My teacher read aloud to us after lunch every day. I lived in northeastern North Carolina and only an hour from the Outset Banks. It still lingers as a favorite even now at age 70.

  2. Perry Perry says:

    I’m helping out with a Battle of the Books competition this year and this is one the books on the list. I liked that it was a NC made book. I also liked the WWII elements. Yet It was just a bit too old for my liking.

  3. Betty Holland Betty Holland says:

    I read this because of my interest in WWII books. Written for preteens, I found the dialect of the grandfather overdone for young readers.

  4. MADDIE MADDIE says:

    it was interesting! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Joyce Douglas Joyce Douglas says:

    Read it ever year. Special meaning for me.

  6. blmagm blmagm says:

    Plucky and likable thirteen-year old Taffy, with the help of her Banker pony Sailor and her boxer Brandy, foil a plot by Germans during World War II in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The author has created a suspense-filled, adventure story that speaks to the rugged independence and the bravery of local residents while defending their land. That being said, there are parts of the way it is written that are distracting such as the overuse of the word “reckon” (49 times by my count) and the over dependence on adverbs to tell rather than to show (“rapturously,” “dejectedly,” “unconcernedly,” “scornfully,” “stealthily,” “exultantly” to name just a few.) It’s difficult as a writer to know how to handle accents and dialect. To establish Gramp’s Elizabethan brogue was important, but I found it annoying after awhile. Middle grade students will get a flavor of the history of the time period and the geography of a maritime forest and beach. It serves as an example of historical fiction as a genre.

  7. Orion Orion says:

    Taffy of Torpedo Junction is a children's book originally published in 1957 that tells of the time German U-boats preyed on the shipping routes off the North Carolina coast in 1942, sinking tankers, and other vessels bound for England. Taffy was based on the real life Carol White Dillon (1928- ), who is now the owner of the Outer Banks Motel in Buxton, NC, when she was a girl of 13. In 1942 the author Nell Wechter was a school teacher living in a boarding house run by Carol's mother.

    At that time Hatteras Island was served by a ferry rather than a bridge and had no tourist industry. Mainlanders on the island were rare. In 1942 the Coast Guard and Nazi submarines brought the war to this tranquil setting with the sinking of more than 60 ships in a six month period. Taffy and her friends experience the war right off their shore as tankers explode in the night, bodies are washed ashore, and talk turns to saboteurs and spies.
    Although this is a children's book, it can be of interest to adults interested in this unique part of the war. Dennis Rogers of Raleigh's News and Observer called this book The best piece of children's literature ever produced in this state.

    Readers can see a picture of the current day Carol telling of the war here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/blairpu...
    And hear her talk about about it online:

  8. Marybet Hudson Marybet Hudson says:

    Historical fiction set in North Carolina! World War II seems like it happened hundreds of miles away, but for coastal Carolina, the war was up close and personal. My father remembers traveling to the coast without headlights on the car at night, black-out curtains, and Nazi submarines being captured off of Morehead City, NC. There is a U-boat just off the coast which is a popular dive destination. This book brings those days to life with a 13-year-old heroine thwarting a Nazi attack on US soil.

  9. Corinne Corinne says:

    This book was recommended to me by a friend and is considered juvenile fiction. While it is fiction, there is a lot of history about the effects of WWII on the Outer Banks as seen through the eyes of a thirteen year old girl.
    There is also the underlying theme of how much simpler things were back then. Wonderful portrayal of the eastern shores of NC.

  10. Richard Richard says:

    Bought this book last time we stayed at the Outerbanks Motel in Buxton, NC, at Cape Hatteras. Supposedly the protagonist of this young-adult novel, Taffy, was based on the woman who started our motel when she was a young girl on Hatteras Island. A pleasant read, about the Outer Banks before the arrivals of highways, and Nazi spies and submarines off the Cape during WWII.

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