The Snicker candy bar appeared, and Babe Ruth hit his 611th home run.
That was also the year the John J. Harvey fireboat was first launched. It had levers, buttons, buckets, brass trim, and five engines, and it fought fires on the piers. But by 1995, the city had little use for a fireboat, and it sold the Harvey to group of people who restored and used it for fun.
Then came 9/11, "something so huge and horrible happened that the whole world shook." The Harvey was called back into service. Firefighters attached their hoses to the boat and fought fires for four days and nights.
Kalman does some extraordinary things in this beautiful picture book. She takes the fireboat's history and puts it within the context of a city that has endured, framing the enormity of 9/11 so young readers, and even small children, can begin to grasp what happened. At the same time, she makes the event part of life's continuum of loss and endurance.
- 2002 Maira Kalman
- Book Quality:
- Scholastic Inc.
- Date of Addition:
- Children's Books, History, Nonfiction, Sports,
- Usage Restrictions:
- This is a copyrighted book.
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