Heroes of the Surf by Elisa Carbone

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Young children may clutch your forearm as you read this one aloud, but isn’t it a nice change of pace...
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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!
 

About Elisa Carbone

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Elisa Carbone (www.elisacarbone.com) lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, and Hendricks, West Virginia.Nancy Carpenter lives in Brooklyn, New York.
 
Published May 10, 2012 by Viking Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Pamela Paul on May 16 2012

Young children may clutch your forearm as you read this one aloud, but isn’t it a nice change of pace...

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