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True Rescue: The Finest Hours

True Rescue: The Finest Hours

The True Story of a Heroic Sea Rescue

True Rescue Series

Michael J. Tougias & Casey Sherman; illustrated by Mark Edward Geyer

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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Four young men in a tiny lifeboat brave a dreadful storm to save dozens of lives in this illustrated chapter book adaptation (for readers 6-9) of the New York Times bestseller The Finest Hours.

On the night of February 18th, 1952, during one of the worst winter storms that New England has even seen, two oil tankers off the shore of Cape Cod are torn in half by the force of the seas. For the men on board, survival seemed impossible. What follows is a harrowing Coast Guard rescue in a tiny lifeboat, where four young heroes beat the odds and bring more than thirty stranded sailors to safety.

This first book in the True Rescue chapter book series is a fast-paced, uplifting story that puts newly independent readers in the middle of the action.

Christy Ottaviano Books

New York Times bestselling author Michael J. Tougias adapts his histories of real life stories for young readers in his True Rescue Series, capturing the heroism and humanity of people on life-saving missions during maritime disasters.

Illustrated Chapter Books for ages 6-9:
True Rescue: The Finest Hours
True Rescue: A Storm Too Soon

Young Readers Adaptations, for ages 9-14
The Finest Hours (Young Readers Edition)
A Storm Too Soon (Young Readers Edition)
Into the Blizzard (Young Readers Edition)
Attacked at Sea (Young Readers Edition)

INTRODUCTION TO SHIPS, CAPTAINS, CREW, AND RESCUERS


On February 18, 1952, an incredible maritime event began when a ferocious nor’easter split in half a 503-foot-long T2 oil tanker, the Pendleton, approximately one mile...

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Michael J. Tougias & Casey Sherman; illustrated by Mark Edward Geyer

Casey Sherman is an award winning journalist and bestselling author of six books including Animal, A Rose for Mary, Bad Blood, Black Irish, and Black Dragon. He received the Edward R. Murrow Award for Journalistic Excellence as a member of the CBS Boston news team, and has been nominated for an Emmy Award. A featured guest on major television networks and news programs, Sherman has lectured at The National Press Club and the US Coast Guard Command Center in Washington, D.C. He lives in Marshfield, Massachusetts.

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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