Attack of the Turtle!

Just finished reading a fun, new book for kids, though I enjoyed myself. “Attack of the Turtle” by Drew Carlson (illustrated by David A. Johnson) is an account of the invention of the submarine in Connecticut at the very beginning of the Revolutionary War. Mixing fiction and non-fiction Carlson writes an engrossing, fast reading story about David Bushnell and his creation of a submarine (named the American Turtle) designed to attack and sink British warships in New York harbour.

Several recreations of this historic Connecticut invention have been built. Check out this one from Handshouse Studio or visit the Connecticut River Museum in Essex to see their version.


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