Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey

Maira Kalman

Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey
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Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey

Maira Kalman

The John J. Harvey fireboat was the largest, fastest, shiniest fireboatof its time, but by 1995, the city didn’t need old fireboats anymore. So the Harvey retired, until a group of friends decided to save it from the scrap heap. Then, one sunny September day in 2001, something so horrible happened that the whole world shook. And a call came from the fire department, asking if the Harvey could battle the roaring flames. In this inspiring true story, Maira Kalman brings a New York City icon to life and proves that old heroes never die.

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