Fireboat

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Fireboat

The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey

By Maira Kalman

Puffin Books, Paperback, 9780142403624, 48pp.

Publication Date: August 4, 2005

Description
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.


About the Author
Maira Kalman is an author and illustrator of numerous books for adults and children. She is a contributor to The New Yorker and the New York Times. Born in Tel Aviv, she lives in New York City.