Fireboat

Author(s): Maira Kalman

Picture Books

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.


Product Information

"Exciting, uplifting, and child-sensitive....Revisits the tragedy without the terror and conveys pride without preachiness; consider purchasing an extra copy."

General Fields

  • : 9780142403624
  • : Puffin Books
  • : Puffin Books
  • : 0.209
  • : August 2005
  • : 253mm X 252mm X 5mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Maira Kalman
  • : Paperback / softback
  • : Maira Kalman
  • : English
  • : very good
  • : 48
  • : illustrations