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FIREBOAT

The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey

Maira Kalman - Author

Maira Kalman - Illustrator

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ISBN 9780399239533 | 48 pages | 05 Aug 2002 | Putnam Juvenile | 10.39 x 10.35in | 4 - AND UP years
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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.


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