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Katrina Charman

  • Original Title: SURVIVAL TAILS
  • Publication date: March 2018
  • Country: GB
  • 224 print pages
  • Adventure


  • Epoch: Historical
  • Time Period: 20th century, World War II
  • Location setting: Antarctica, United Kingdom
  • Themes: PEOPLE facing life, Surpassing oneself, PEOPLE facing the extraordinary, Survival, SOCIETY DYSFUNCTIONS, War and other conflicts, SOCIAL CHRONICLES, Commitment, Friendship, Loyalty, CHARACTERS, Animal


Action-packed, animal-starring adventure stories: Pets face danger on the Titanic; A group of sled dogs race to survive a perilous journey across Antarctica; A group of zoo animals and a brave messenger pigeon must fight for survival during the London Blitz.


Translation rights sold: Czech Republic

SURVIVAL TAILS: ENDURANCE IN ANTARCTICA (Book 2) is an Amazon Best Middle-Grade Book for December 2018

Book 3, SURVIVAL TAILS: WORLD WAR II, to be published in August 2019

"Readers will find themselves embarking on an exciting, sometimes humorous, adventure…In this first entry of the middle-grade SURVIVAL TAILS series, [Charman] blends well-written, riveting animal fantasy with historical information about the ship’s disastrous voyage.” —Booklist

Pitched for readers of the I SURVIVED and RANGER IN TIME series.

Katrina Charman is a British writer. Her books include THE LAST FIREHAWK chapter book series, the POPPY'S PLACE middle-grade series, the early reader THE NINJABREAD MAN, and the picture book CAR, CAR, TRUCK, JEEP. Prior to becoming a full time-writer, she was an elementary school teacher for ten years.



Pets face danger on the Titanic in the first installment of the series.

When loyal dog Mutt discovers that his owner and best friend Alice is set to board the RMS Titanic without him, he is determined to follow her across the ocean. With the help of King Leon the rat, Mutt sneaks aboard, but it isn't long before the Captain's cat, Clara, discovers the stowaway. Reluctantly, Clara agrees to help Mutt find Alice, on the condition that he help her look after a trio of abandoned kittens she found in a lifeboat. But when the unthinkable happens and the so-called unsinkable ship hits an iceberg, Mutt and his new friends have to race against the clock to reunite with their humans--and to survive.

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