Heroes of the Surf
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!
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - abbylibrarian - LibraryThing
An imagined story based on a true event, this book tells about brave members of the Life-Saving Service who watched the coast during rough weather, saving people aboard the British steamship Pliny ... Read full review
HEROES OF THE SURFUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Based on a true story of shipwreck and rescue, Carbone's tale is leavened with narration by Anthony, a venturesome lad whose penchant for playing pirates helps him through the harrowing event.It's ... Read full review