Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures Of The John J. Harvey

Paperback | August 4, 2005

byMaira KalmanIllustratorMaira Kalman

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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 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...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 10 × 10.06 × 0.17 inPublished:August 4, 2005Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142403628

ISBN - 13:9780142403624

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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