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The Dolphin Crossing Quotes

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Pat and his friend John both know the risks they are running in taking a boat across the Channel in the spring of 1940. But they also know they have to do something to help the British soldiers stranded in Dunkirk.
Jill Paton Walsh
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The Dolphin Crossing
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Then John and Pat find a way to do something to help the war effort. An amazing story of bravery and courage.
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β€œA story of friendship and growth for two teen-aged boys... A comprehensive presentation of many points of view (the professional soldier, the battle-scarred, the wife and mother) combines with understanding of adolescent psychology in a well-paced evocation of the way it was.”
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John and Pat, two boys from completely different worlds, meet and become friends in England. Both boys are disappointed to be just a little too young to enlist in the war that has taken both of their fathers off to fight.
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Together John and Pat make a daring plan to sail a boat across the English Channel to Dunkirk. Foolhardy as their plan may seem, the boys are sure they must do something to help the stranded British soldiers.
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β€œThe skies over Dunkirk were clear and the English Channel was like a millpond. In the book, however, one day was clear and the next was really foggy and cloudy and no rescue work could be done for a while. ”
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it is about Dunkirk and the little boats that helped with the evacuation. I enjoyed John and Pat and their friendship. I liked seeing them work together to help someone.
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Pat Riley, 14, is a London evacuee living in an abandoned railroad coach in the middle of a cow pasture with his pregnant step-mom.
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β€œThe German planes came and bombed and shot the men on the beach. In reality the German planes near Dunkirk were grounded because of heavy fog, rain, and clouds.”
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The Dolphin Crossing is set in 1940 at the height of the Second World War, and concerns two boys: John, a boarding school boy, and Pat, an evacuee from a London slum.

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