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Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey

Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey

The inspiring true story of the John J. Harvey --the retired NYC fireboat that was reinstated into emergency service on September 11, 2001--is told, bringing a New York City icon to life and celebrating the energy and hope of a place and its people. Full color.

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ISBN 9780142403624
Barcode 9780142403624
Published 4 August 2005 by Puffin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, illustrated edition
Author(s) Illustrated by Kalman, Maira
Series Picture Puffin books

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ISBN-13 9780142403624
ISBN-10 0142403628
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Puffin
Imprint Puffin Books
Publication Date 4 August 2005
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, illustrated edition
Edition illustrated edition
Author(s) Illustrated by Kalman, Maira
Series Picture Puffin books
Category History
Transport Technologies
Interest Age 3-8 years
Reading Age 3-8 years
Library of Congress September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001, Fire extinction, Boats and boating, World Trade Center (New York, N.Y.), John J. Harvey (Fireboat)
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;Primary & secondary/elementary & high school
Number of Pages 48 pp
Dimensions Width: 252mm
Height: 253mm
Spine: 5mm
Weight 209g
Dewey Code 974.71044
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

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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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Exciting, uplifting, and child-sensitive....Revisits the tragedy without the terror and conveys pride without preachiness; consider purchasing an extra copy.

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Author's Bio

In her own words: born. bucolic childhood. culture-stuffed adolescence. played piano. stopped. danced. stopped. wrote. discarded writing. drew. reinstated writing. married Tibor Kalman and collaborated at iconoclastic yet successful design studio. wrote and painted children's books. worried. took up Ping-Pong. relaxed. wrote and painted for many magazines. cofounded the Rubber Band Society. amused. children: two. dog: one.

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