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Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harveyby Maira Kalman
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A portion of the proceeds from Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey will be donated to the Twin Towers Orphan Fund. For more information or to make a donation, please visit http://www.ttof.org.
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.
Maira Kalman’s joyous celebration of this dazzling landmark brilliantly captures the wonder, complexity and grandiosity of Grand Central and all the people who are part of it.
Kalman’s witty text and bright, detailed illustrations bring to life “the biggest, fastest, busiest place there is.”
This special hardcover edition is being published to coincide with Grand Central’s 2013 centennial celebration.
This special anniversary edition celebrates a remarkable book honoring a city, the people who love it, and the little fireboat that could
About the Author
"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"Fireboat does many things. It sets forth an adventure, helps commemorate an anniversary, offers and interesting bit of history, celebrates the underdog, and honors the fire-fighting profession." -School Library Journal, starred review"With this inspiring book, Kalman sensitively handles a difficult subject in an age-appropriate manner." -Publishers Weekly, starred review"Kalman's use of the events of September 11 is honest and honorable." -The Horn Book, starred review
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