The Edmund Fitzgerald: Song of the Bell
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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Review: The Edmund Fitzgerald: The Song of the BellUser Review - Tonia Kruczek - Goodreads
When we read this in class it kept me intrigued and wanting to know what happens next. This is great because it happened so close to MN. You could read this on the anniversary. Read full review
Review: The Edmund Fitzgerald: The Song of the BellUser Review - Tasha Johnson - Goodreads
This informational text about the legendary Edmund Fitzgerald is filled with facts about the shipwreck in the form of an interesting story. The picture book moves through the journey this ship and it ... Read full review