Rescue on the Outer Banks

Rescue on the Outer Banks

By Candice F. Ransom; Karen Ritz (Illustrator)

Carolrhoda Books, Hardcover, 9780876144602, 48pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2002

Description
Introduce young readers to history through the stories of both real and fictionalized people. By focusing on a single important episode that describes a historical event, these books engage readers' interests and imaginations. Written in a story format, each account relates events that really happened, often followed by a brief summary of the historical event to further explain the significance it had on history. On October 11, 1896, ten-year-old Sam Deal and his horse, Ginger, watch as the brave surfmen of Pea Island struggle to save the lives of nine people stranded on a shipwreck. Sam has dreamt of becoming a surfman just like the all-African-American crew, and this is his chance. Can he and Ginger help the crew rescue the victims, or will they be lost forever?


About the Author
Candice Ransom is the author of 70 books for children and young adults. More than 45 of her books have been translated into 11 languages. Her books have been chosen as Pick of the List, ALA Notable for Reluctant Readers, and a Book of the Month Club selection. She has given many keynote addresses to reading councils and lives in Virginia.

Karen Ritz has illustrated more than forty books. She has a degree in Children's Literature from the University of Minnesota, and much of her original work is housed there in The Children's Literature Research Collection. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota