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Fireboat : the heroic adventures of the John J. Harvey / by Maira Kalman.

By: Kalman, Maira.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [c2002]Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 x 27 cm.ISBN: 0399239537; 9780399239533.Subject(s): John J. Harvey (Fireboat) -- Juvenile literature | September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 -- Juvenile literature | World Trade Center (New York, N.Y.) -- Juvenile literatureAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Fireboat.; Online version:: Fireboat.DDC classification: 974.7/1044 LOC classification: TH9391 | .K35 2002
Contents:
Track 1: narration with page turn signals (15 min., 26 sec.) -- Track 2: narration with no page turn signals (15 min., 17 sec.).
Production Credits: Music by Chris Kubie.
Narrated by Judd Hirsch.Summary: A fireboat, launched in 1931, is retired after many years of fighting fires along the Hudson River, but is saved from being scrapped and then called into service again on September 11, 2001.
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A fireboat, launched in 1931, is retired after many years of fighting fires along the Hudson River, but is saved from being scrapped and then called into service again on September 11, 2001.

Track 1: narration with page turn signals (15 min., 26 sec.) -- Track 2: narration with no page turn signals (15 min., 17 sec.).

Music by Chris Kubie.

Narrated by Judd Hirsch.

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Library Journal Review

Author/illustrator Kalman tells the inspiring story of the many heroes of 9/11-among them the crew of a restored fireboat who provided invaluable support to New York City during its hour of need. (SLJ 9/02) (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 3-Kalman's hip, high-energy paintings portray American life in 1931: the Empire State Building is constructed, Babe Ruth hits his 611th home run, "Snickers" is invented, and the John J. Harvey is launched to fight fires on New York piers. In its heyday, the boat is the creme de la creme, but toward the end of the century as the piers start to close, it is forced into retirement, soon to become scrap. Amazingly, a group of friends decides to tackle a restoration, and the John J. Harvey is called upon to fight its worst blaze ever. The fireboat's role on September 11 calls for a shift in the book's mood and style. The transition is signaled with a quiet page of white text on gray-no art. The spread of the expressionistic explosion is followed by portraits of community helpers. The climax is depicted on a black background with the firefighters, appearing as blue, kinetic outlines, furiously battling the blazing orange, red, and yellow flames with long lines of white spray. 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.-Wendy Lukehart, Washington DC Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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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."<br> 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."

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