Fireboat

The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey

By Maira Kalman
(G. P. Putnam's Sons, Hardcover, 9780399239533, 48pp.)

Publication Date: August 2002

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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.




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.
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