Heroes of the surf : a rescue story based on true events

by Carbone, Elisa.

Format: Print Book 2012
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Adventure on the high seas!

WHAM! The Pliny jolts as if Black Beard himself has just punched her in the belly. Pedro and I slide and smack-- bang --into the bulwark.

"We're grounded," cries the first mate. "We've hit a shoal!"

In May of 1882, a large steamship ran aground off the coast of New Jersey. Elisa Carbone imagines what it was like for two boys on that ship: waking up in the middle of the night, waves crashing over the side, the storm too big to lower the lifeboats. And then the flashing of light from shore--the surfmen, true "heroes of the surf," come to rescue them. The award-winning author's meticulous research combined with Nancy Carpenter's spectacular illustrations make this thrilling adventure on the high seas one not to be missed!
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* As Anthony and his family travel by steamship in 1882, he and his friend, Pedro, amuse themselves by playing pirates on the deck. One night, in a fierce storm, the ship runs aground on a shoal off the New Jersey coast. The lifeboats are splintered by the sea, but the captain's signal flare is seen by the rescuers at the nearby Long Branch Life Saving Station. Using their cannon, they hurl lifesaving equipment out to the ship. When Anthony and Pedro first glimpse the men on shore and hear the cannon fire at their ship, they both shriek Pirates! They begin to understand as, one by one, the frightened passengers are hauled ashore. The following day, they honor the heroes of the surf. An afterword comments on the historical shipwreck of the Pliny. Carbone, whose novel Storm Warriors (2001) concerns African American lifesavers in the late 1800s, writes an exciting first-person narrative here, with plenty of sensory details, good imagery ( I hold on so tightly my fingers feel like crab claws ), and a consistently boy-like perspective. Shaded with colors, lines, and crosshatching, Carpenter's drawings create distinctive individual characters and capture intense emotions in a series of beautifully composed, often dramatic scenes.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects United States. -- Life-Saving Service -- Juvenile fiction.
United States. -- Life-Saving Service -- Fiction.
Shipwrecks -- Juvenile fiction.
Shipwrecks -- Fiction.
New Jersey -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile fiction.
New Jersey -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Viking,2012
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm
ISBN 9780670063123 (hardcover)
0670063126 (hardcover)
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