Saved by the Boats

Saved by the Boats

The Heroic Sea Evacuation of September 11

Book - 2017
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"Presents the heroic sea evacuation of September 11, 2001 with narrative text and vivid illustrations"--
Publisher: North Mankato, Minnesota :, Capstone Press, a Capstone Imprint,, [2017]
ISBN: 9781515702757
Branch Call Number: J 974.71 GA
Characteristics: 27 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Moors, Steve - Illustrator


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LPL_IlkaI Sep 11, 2016

As an adult, I confess that I was unaware of the nearly 500,000 people that were rescued off Manhattan on 9/11 by sea. And because of this, it makes Saved by the Boats an important educational resource. An intense historical event relayed through delicate illustrations by Steve Moors, underscored by an understated color palette of grey, cream, and, an ever so bold, sky blue. The use of sky blue throughout the narrative creates a lovely touchstone and symbol. It has been 15 years and to remember the sky on 9/11 seeming idyllic feels impossible. Yet with this book, it gives you permission to believe it was and one day will be again.

AL_SUSAN Sep 08, 2016

A memorable picture book for grades 3+ that balances the 9/11 tragedy with the "all hands on deck" heroism shown by boat crews during the evacuation of NYC.


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AL_SUSAN Sep 08, 2016

AL_SUSAN thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 99


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