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Fireboat

The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey

Maira Kalman, Maira Kalman (Illustrator)

Paperback

List Price: 7.99*
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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (8/5/2002)
Hardcover (7/30/2004)
Compact Disc (7/30/2004)
Compact Disc (7/30/2004)
Audio Cassette (2/1/2006)
Analog Audio Cassette (2/1/2006)
Analog Audio Cassette (4/1/2004)

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.

Puffin Books, 9780142403624, 48pp.

Publication Date: August 4, 2005



About the Author

In her own words: "born. bucolic childhood. culture-stuffed adolescence. played piano. stopped. danced. stopped. wrote. discarded writing. drew. reinstated writing. married Tibor Kalman and collaborated at iconoclastic yet successful design studio. wrote and painted children's books. worried. took up Ping-Pong. relaxed. wrote and painted for many magazines.  cofounded the Rubber Band Society. amused. children: two. dog: one."