Magnus at the fire

by Armstrong, Jennifer, 1961-

Format: Print Book 2005
Availability: Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 7 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB ARMSTRONG Jennifer
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books qj FICTION Armstrong
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Magnus lives and works at the Broadway Firehouse. He knows that when the fire alarm clangs, he and his partners, Billy and Sparks, are supposed to spring into action. Without them the firemen would never be able to move the gigantic steam pumper. And without a pumper the crew wouldn't be able to put out fires.
Then one day the captain drives into the firehouse on a loud, newfangled contraption called a motorized fire truck. It doesn't need horses to pull it to a fire. So just like that, Magnus, Sparks, and Billy are out of a job.
A little history, a little humor, and a whole lot of heart are artfully blended in this rousing tale of one high-spirited horse who can't accept being put out to pasture. And thank goodness! Because it's this steadfast sense of duty that ultimately saves the day.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "PreS-Gr. 2. Strong, gray Magnus has been a fire horse his whole life; he pulls the giant steam pumper to each site, knows how to handle himself around calamity and chaos, and understands that he must stand rock steady while the firemen work. Then the captain brings in a motorized fire engine. Magnus and his team are put out to pasture, but when the fire bell rings, Magnus can't keep from leaping the fence and racing to the scene to help. The firemen scoff at the old-timer--until the fire engine breaks down en route to a blaze, and Magnus is called into duty and celebrated as a hero. Armstrong's pacing lags a bit, but her vivid, colloquial language (the new engine is a burping, belching, oil-smelling newfangled contraption ) will capture children's attention, as will the lustrous oil illustrations, reminiscent of WPA paintings of laborers that show magnificent horses in action. An author's note gives more information about fire horses in American history. --Gillian Engberg Copyright 2005 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Horses -- Fiction.
Fire extinction -- Fiction.
Fire engines -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,2005
Contributors Smith, Owen, 1964- illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 31 cm
ISBN 9780689839221
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