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Fireboat : Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey (06 Edition)

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ISBN13: 9780142403624
ISBN10: 0142403628
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Renowned artist Maira Kalman sheds light on the fascinating life and interests of the Renaissance man who was our third president.

Thomas Jefferson is perhaps best known for writing the Declaration of Independence—but theres so much more to discover. This energetic man was interested in everything. He played violin, spoke seven languages and was a scientist, naturalist, botanist, mathematician and architect. He designed his magnificent home, Monticello, which is full of objects he collected from around the world. Our first foodie, he grew over fifteen kinds of peas and advocated a mostly vegetarian diet. And oh yes, as our third president, he doubled the size of the United States and sent Lewis and Clark to explore it. He also started the Library of Congress and said, “I cannot live without books.” But monumental figures can have monumental flaws, and Jefferson was no exception. Although he called slavery an “abomination,” he owned about 150 slaves.

As she did in Looking at Lincoln, Maira Kalman shares a presidents remarkable, complicated life with young readers, making history come alive with her captivating text and stunning illustrations.

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"In a starred review, PW wrote, 'In relating the heroic role of the John J. Harvey on September 11, 2001, Kalman intelligently conveys those unfathomable events in a way that a picture book audience can comprehend.' Ages 3-up. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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The John J. Harvey fireboat was the largest, fastest, shiniest fireboatof its time, but by 1995, the city didn't need old fireboats anymore. So the Harvey retired, until a group of friends decided to save it from the scrap heap. Then, one sunny September day in 2001, something so horrible happened that the whole world shook. And a call came from the fire department, asking if the Harvey could battle the roaring flames. In this inspiring true story, Maira Kalman brings a New York City icon to life and proves that old heroes never die.

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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.

About the Author

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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Carter223, February 11, 2007 (view all comments by Carter223)
It was a great fireboat. But it could not squirt water but they thought it still had water and when it got there it needed it so bad and when they ran out of food other people got it and brought it to the ships. It's name was the John J. Harvey they thought it was useless but it wasn't. A group of people eating at a restaurant brought it. The Harvey was launched in 1928. And 2 planes crashed into the Twin towers and they called the John J. Harvey and he pumped water not for 1 day but for many days and it had an American Flag sticking out the back of it. They took it to a ship repair yard after they bought it. It was a great book and I loved it.

Written by Cater P. King, age 5 (typed by Mom)
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142403624
Author:
Kalman, Maira
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Subject:
Social Situations - Death & Dying
Subject:
History - United States/20th Century
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Transportation
Subject:
Boats and boating
Subject:
Fire extinction
Subject:
Transportation - Boats, Ships & Underwater Craft
Subject:
History - United States - 21st Century
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
Subject:
Children s-Transportation General
Subject:
People & Places - General
Subject:
Political
Edition Description:
Picture book
Series:
Picture Puffin Books
Publication Date:
20050831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
11 x 9 in 1 lb
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
05-UP

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Product details 48 pages Puffin Books - English 9780142403624 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In a starred review, PW wrote, 'In relating the heroic role of the John J. Harvey on September 11, 2001, Kalman intelligently conveys those unfathomable events in a way that a picture book audience can comprehend.' Ages 3-up. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,

The John J. Harvey fireboat was the largest, fastest, shiniest fireboatof its time, but by 1995, the city didn't need old fireboats anymore. So the Harvey retired, until a group of friends decided to save it from the scrap heap. Then, one sunny September day in 2001, something so horrible happened that the whole world shook. And a call came from the fire department, asking if the Harvey could battle the roaring flames. In this inspiring true story, Maira Kalman brings a New York City icon to life and proves that old heroes never die.

"Synopsis" by , 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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