My Story: Desert Danger: Tim Jackson, North Africa WWII by JIM ELDRIDGEMy Story: Desert Danger: Tim Jackson, North Africa WWII by JIM ELDRIDGE

My Story: Desert Danger: Tim Jackson, North Africa WWII


Paperback | August 1, 2008

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Tim is living in England during the time of the Blitz when he is called into the military. Because he's worked as a mechanic at his uncle's garage, he does well at mechanical tasks during military training, and is chosen to go to North Africa as a sapper.

His extremely dangerous job is to clear out enemy land mines so the Allied forces can proceed. The problem is that the mined land is right between two battling forces, the British 8th Army and the German army under General Rommel - the dreaded Desert Fox. Rommel believed that his minefields around Alamein were invincible - an area so heavily mined it was called "The Devil's Garden," with over half a million land mines in one section alone.

The sappers' success was crucial in allowing Allied forces to proceed. When they did, Rommel's forces were routed. Rommel later said that the defeat of the German armies by Montgomery's forces resulted in Germany losing the war. Each title in the My Story series takes the reader on an adventure through a pivotal time in history. The books, written in first-person, are both exciting and fast-paced.

Jim Eldridge began his career as a teacher, becoming a full-time writer in 1987. He is a television, film and radio scriptwriter, as well as a novelist, with over 250 television and 250 radio scripts broadcast in the UK and across the world. Eldridge's 50 books have sold over a million copies, with sales of over 150,00 copies worldwide...
Title:My Story: Desert Danger: Tim Jackson, North Africa WWIIFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 6.97 × 5.03 × 0.43 inPublished:August 1, 2008Publisher:Scholastic Canada LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545994152

ISBN - 13:9780545994156

Appropriate for ages: 9


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting Novel This is a really good book and it is interesting to see what happens to Tim and his friends in the end.
Date published: 2013-06-14