Download Pdf FIREBOAT: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey (Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards (Awards))Author Maira Kalman –

A hundred years from now, when people want to know what we told our children about, Kalman s book should be among the first answers Booklist, starred review Intelligently conveys those unfathomable events in a way that a picture book audience can comprehend With this inspiring book, Kalman sensitively handles a difficult subject in an age appropriate manner Publishers Weekly, starred review Fireboat does many things It sets forth an adventure, helps commemorate an anniversary, offers an interesting bit of history, celebrates the underdog, and honors the fire fighting profession Children and adults will respond to it in as many ways School Library Journal, starred review Exciting, uplifting, and child sensitive Revisits the tragedy without the terror and conveys pride without preachiness The Bulletin of the Center for Childrens Books, starred review Quintessential New York artist Kalman gives us an idiosyncratic but informative look at a Big Apple institution Kalmans use of the events of Septemberis honest and honorable, and rarely is she as straightforward as she is here The Horn Book, starred reviewThis is the inspiring true story of the John J Harveya retired New York City fireboat reinstated on September ,Originally launched in , the Harvey was the most powerful fireboat of her time After the Septemberattacks, 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 adjustmentsforcing water into hoses by jamming soda bottles and wood into nozzles with a sledgehammerand 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