Fireboat: the heroic adventures of the John J. Harvey

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Publisher:
G.P. Putnam's Sons,
Pub. Date:
c2002.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
IL: LG - BL: 3.1 - AR Pts: 0.5
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 600L
Description
* "A hundred years from now, when people want to know what we told our children about 9/11, Kalman's book should be among the first answers."-- Booklist , starred review * "Intelligently conveys those unfathomable events in a way that a picture book audience can comprehend. . . . With this inspiring book, Kalman sensitively handles a difficult subject in an age-appropriate manner."-- Publishers Weekly , starred review * " Fireboat does many things. It sets forth an adventure, helps commemorate an anniversary, offers an interesting bit of history, celebrates the underdog, and honors the fire-fighting profession. Children and adults will respond to it in as many ways."-- School Library Journal , starred review * "Exciting, uplifting, and child-sensitive. . . . Revisits the tragedy without the terror and conveys pride without preachiness."-- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books , starred review * "Quintessential New York artist Kalman gives us an idiosyncratic but informative look at a Big Apple institution. . . . Kalman's use of the events of September 11 is honest and honorable, and rarely is she as straightforward as she is here."-- The Horn Book , starred review This is the inspiring true story of the John J. Harvey--a retired New York City fireboat reinstated on September 11, 2001. Originally launched in 1931, the Harvey was the most powerful fireboat of her time. After the September 11 attacks, with fire hydrants at Ground Zero inoperable and the Hudson River's water supply critical to fighting the blaze, the fire department called on the Harvey for help. There were adjustments--forcing water into hoses by jamming soda bottles and wood into nozzles with a sledgehammer--and then the fireboat's volunteer crew pumped much-needed water to the disaster site. The John J. Harvey proved she was still one of New York's Bravest!

Maira Kalman brings a New York City icon to life, celebrating the energy, vitality and hope of a place and its people.

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ISBN:
9780399239533
Reading Level:
LG
Level 3.1, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 600L
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Grouping Title fireboat the heroic adventures of the john j harvey
Grouping Author kalman maira
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-12-11 23:10:58PM
Last Indexed 2018-12-12 01:07:18AM

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subject_facet Boats and boating -- Juvenile fiction, Fire extinction -- Juvenile fiction, John J. Harvey (Fireboat) -- Juvenile fiction, September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 -- Juvenile fiction, World Trade Center (New York, N.Y.) -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Fireboat : the heroic adventures of the John J. Harvey
title_full Fireboat : the heroic adventures of the John J. Harvey / by Maira Kalman
title_short Fireboat :
title_sub the heroic adventures of the John J. Harvey
topic_facet Boats and boating, Fire extinction, September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001