Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey (Paperback)

Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey By Maira Kalman, Maira Kalman (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Maira Kalman, Maira Kalman (Illustrator)
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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.

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."

Product Details
ISBN: 9780142403624
ISBN-10: 0142403628
Publisher: Puffin Books
Publication Date: August 4th, 2005
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: Picture Puffin Books