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The Finest Hours (Young Readers Edition): The True Story of a Heroic Sea Rescue (True Rescue Series)

On the night of February 18, 1952, during one of the worst winter storms that New England has ever seen, two oil tankers just off the shore of Cape Cod were torn in half by the force of the storm. This middle-grade adaptation of an adult nonfiction book tells the story of the shipwreck and a harrowing Coast Guard rescue when four men in a tiny lifeboat overcame insurmountable odds and saved more than 30 stranded sailors. This is a fast-paced, uplifting story that puts young readers in the middle of the action. It's a gripping story of heroism and survival with the same intensity as the bestselling book and movie The Perfect Storm.

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)

Michael J. Tougias is the author of many award-winning true rescue stories, including the New York Times-bestseller The Finest Hours, A Storm Too Soon, Into the Blizzard, and Attacked at Sea. His latest book is The Waters Between Us: A Boy, A Father, Outdoor Misadventures and the Healing Power of Nature. A frequent lecturer on his work, Tougias splits his time between Massachusetts and Florida. michaeltougias.com

Casey Sherman is an award winning journalist and bestselling author of The Finest Hours, 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.

ISBN: 9780805097641

ISBN-10: 9780805097641

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Publication Date: 01/14/2014 - 12:00am

On Sale: 01/14/2014 - 12:00am

Pages: 176

Language: English

Categories

Juvenile Nonfiction / History / United States / 20th Century

Juvenile Nonfiction / Science & Nature / Disasters

Juvenile Nonfiction / Transportation / Boats, Ships & Underwater Craft