The Edmund Fitzgerald: song of the bell

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Sleeping Bear Press, Oct 13, 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
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Leaving port from Superior, Wisconsin on a sunny November day, the crew of the Edmund Fitzgerald is looking forward to a routine crossing of deep Lake Superior. Heading for a port in Cleveland, the giant transport ship is loaded with ore that will be used to build cars. But disaster is building in the wind as a gale storm begins to track after the great ship. This suspenseful retelling of the last hours of the doomed vessel pays homage to all sailors who traverse deep waters, in fair skies and foul. Atmospheric paintings from award-winning artist Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen bring the story to life.

The author of the best-selling books "The Legend of Sleeping Bear" and "The Legend of Mackinac Island," Kathy-jo Wargin aims to help young readers notice the most intricate details of a story by adding the nuances that create magic and wonder in a good tale. She lives in the woods of northern Michigan with her family. "The Edmund Fitzgerald" is her 10th book with Sleeping Bear Press.

Born in the Netherlands, Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen, or "Nick" as he prefers to be known, studied at the Royal Academy of Arts in Holland. He immigrated to the United States in 1976. "The Edmund Fitzgerald" is Nick's 13th children's book with Sleeping Bear Press. "The Legend of Sleeping Bear" was Nick's first book and has sold more than 200,000 copies.

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User Review  - mrcmyoung - LibraryThing

The story of the Edmund Fitzgerald is tragic and mysterious, but in this readers opinion, not compelling enough to fill the pages of a children's book. The fateful voyage is traced into bad weather ... Read full review

Review: The Edmund Fitzgerald: The Song of the Bell

User Review  - Chris Young - Goodreads

The story of the Edmund Fitzgerald is tragic and mysterious, but in this readers opinion, not compelling enough to fill the pages of a children's book. The fateful voyage is traced into bad weather ... Read full review

Contents

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About the author (2003)

When Kathy-jo Wargin was a young girl, each night after dinner, her mother let her choose between washing the dishes or writing a poem. Before long, she decided that if she grew up to be a writer, she wouldn't have to do any dishes. She has since learned that even though she has published more than twenty award-winning books for children, she still has to wash the dishes. Kathy-jo lives in Minnesota with her husband and her son. Go to her website www.kathy-jowargin.com

Born in the Netherlands, Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen, or "Nick" as he prefers to be known, studied at the Royal Academy of Arts in Holland. He immigrated to the United States in 1976. The Edmund Fitzgerald is Nick's 13th children's book with Sleeping Bear Press. The Legend of Sleeping Bear was Nick's first book and has sold more than 200,000 copies.