The Finest Hours Young Readers Edition

The Finest Hours  Young Readers Edition  PDF Book Detail:
Author: Michael J. Tougias
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 0805097651
Size: 41.66 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 176
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Book Description: On the night of February 18, 1952, during one of the worst winter storms that New England has ever seen, two oil tankers just off the shore of Cape Cod were torn in half by the force of the storm. This middle-grade adaptation of an adult nonfiction book tells the story of the shipwreck and a harrowing Coast Guard rescue when four men in a tiny lifeboat overcame insurmountable odds and saved more than 30 stranded sailors. This is a fast-paced, uplifting story that puts young readers in the middle of the action. It's a gripping story of heroism and survival with the same intensity as the bestselling book and movie The Perfect Storm. A Christy Ottaviano Book

True Rescue The Finest Hours

True Rescue  The Finest Hours PDF Book Detail:
Author: Michael J. Tougias
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 1250137551
Size: 49.97 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 96
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Book Description: Four young men in a tiny lifeboat brave a dreadful storm to save dozens of lives in this illustrated chapter book adaptation (for readers 6-9) of the New York Times bestseller The Finest Hours. On the night of February 18th, 1952, during one of the worst winter storms that New England has even seen, two oil tankers off the shore of Cape Cod are torn in half by the force of the seas. For the men on board, survival seemed impossible. What follows is a harrowing Coast Guard rescue in a tiny lifeboat, where four young heroes beat the odds and bring more than thirty stranded sailors to safety. This first book in the True Rescue chapter book series is a fast-paced, uplifting story that puts newly independent readers in the middle of the action. Christy Ottaviano Books New York Times bestselling author Michael J. Tougias adapts his histories of real life stories for young readers in his True Rescue Series, capturing the heroism and humanity of people on life-saving missions during maritime disasters. Illustrated Chapter Books for ages 6-9: True Rescue: The Finest Hours True Rescue: A Storm Too Soon Young Readers Adaptations, for ages 9-14 The Finest Hours (Young Readers Edition) A Storm Too Soon (Young Readers Edition) Into the Blizzard (Young Readers Edition) Attacked at Sea (Young Readers Edition)

The Finest Hours

The Finest Hours PDF Book Detail:
Author: Michael J. Tougias
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416567301
Size: 57.93 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Nature
Languages : en
Pages : 224
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Book Description: The true story of an incredible disaster and heroic rescue at sea told by two masterful storytellers. In the winter of 1952, New England was battered by the most brutal nor'easter in years. As the weather wreaked havoc on land, the freezing Atlantic became a wind-whipped zone of peril. In the early hours of Monday, February 18, while the storm raged, two oil tankers, the Pendleton and the Fort Mercer, found themselves in the same horrifying predicament. Built with "dirty steel," and not prepared to withstand such ferocious seas, both tankers split in two, leaving the dozens of men on board utterly at the Atlantic's mercy. The Finest Hours is the gripping, true story of the valiant attempt to rescue the souls huddling inside the broken halves of the two ships. Coast Guard cutters raced to the aid of those on the Fort Mercer, and when it became apparent that the halves of the Pendleton were in danger of capsizing, the Guard sent out two thirty-six-foot lifeboats as well. These wooden boats, manned by only four seamen, were dwarfed by the enormous seventy-foot seas. As the tiny rescue vessels set out from the coast of Cape Cod, the men aboard were all fully aware that they were embarking on what could easily become a suicide mission. The spellbinding tale is overflowing with breathtaking scenes that sear themselves into the mind's eye, as boats capsize, bows and sterns crash into one another, and men hurl themselves into the raging sea in their terrifying battle for survival. Not all of the eighty-four men caught at sea in the midst of that brutal storm survived, but considering the odds, it's a miracle—and a testament to their bravery—that any came home to tell their tales at all. Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman have seamlessly woven together their extensive research and firsthand interviews to create an unforgettable tale of heroism, triumph, and tragedy, one that truly tells of the Coast Guard's finest hours.

A Storm Too Soon Young Readers Edition

A Storm Too Soon  Young Readers Edition  PDF Book Detail:
Author: Michael J. Tougias
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 1627792821
Size: 27.62 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 176
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Book Description: When a forty-seven-foot sailboat disappears in the Gulf Stream in the throes of a disastrous storm, it leaves behind three weary passengers struggling to stay alive. This middle-grade adaptation of an adult nonfiction book tells the story of the four intrepid Coast Guardsmen who braved this ruthless storm in the hopes of saving them. A spellbinding tale of courage and survival from the author of The Finest Hours, now a major motion picture.

Attacked At Sea

Attacked at Sea PDF Book Detail:
Author: Michael J. Tougias
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 1250128072
Size: 48.66 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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Book Description: A riveting WWII account of survival at sea—Book 4 in the middle grade True Rescue series from Michael J. Tougias, the author of the New York Times bestseller The Finest Hours. On May 19, 1942, during WWII, a U-boat in the Gulf of Mexico stalked its prey fifty miles from New Orleans. The submarine set its sights on the freighter Heredia. Most onboard were merchant seamen, but there were also civilians, including the Downs family: Ray and Ina, and their two children. Fast asleep in their berths, the Downs family had no idea that two torpedoes were heading their way. When the ship exploded, chaos ensued—and each family member had to find their own path to survival. This inspiring historical narrative tells the story of the Downs family as they struggle against sharks, hypothermia, blinding oil, drowning, and dehydration in their effort to survive the aftermath of this deadly attack off the American coast. Christy Ottaviano Books New York Times bestselling author Michael J. Tougias adapts his histories of real life stories for young readers in his True Rescue Series, capturing the heroism and humanity of people on life-saving missions during maritime disasters. Illustrated Chapter Books for ages 6-9: True Rescue: The Finest Hours True Rescue: A Storm Too Soon Young Readers Adaptations, for ages 9-14 The Finest Hours (Young Readers Edition) A Storm Too Soon (Young Readers Edition) Into the Blizzard (Young Readers Edition) Attacked at Sea (Young Readers Edition)

Into The Blizzard

Into the Blizzard PDF Book Detail:
Author: Michael J. Tougias
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 1627792848
Size: 61.71 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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Book Description: A riveting true account of a rescue at sea from Michael J. Tougias, the author of the New York Times bestseller The Finest Hours. In the midst of the Blizzard of 1978, the tanker Global Hope floundered on the shoals in Salem Sound off the Massachusetts coast. When the Coast Guard heard the Mayday calls, they immediately dispatched a patrol rescue boat. But within an hour, the Coast Guard rescue boat was in as much trouble as the tanker—both paralyzed in unrelenting seas. Enter Captain Frank Quirk who was compelled to act. Gathering his crew of four, Quirk plunged his forty-nine-foot steel boat, the Can Do, into the blizzard. Perfect for fans of the I Survived series ready for a longer form account, this middle-grade adaptation of an adult nonfiction book chronicles the harrowing journey between Captain Quirk and the Coast Guard as they struggled in the holds of a radical storm. It's an epic tale of heroism and bravery at sea. Christy Ottaviano Books New York Times bestselling author Michael J. Tougias adapts his histories of real life stories for young readers in his True Rescue Series, capturing the heroism and humanity of people on life-saving missions during maritime disasters. Illustrated Chapter Books for ages 6-9: True Rescue: The Finest Hours True Rescue: A Storm Too Soon Young Readers Adaptations, for ages 9-14 The Finest Hours (Young Readers Edition) A Storm Too Soon (Young Readers Edition) Into the Blizzard (Young Readers Edition) Attacked at Sea (Young Readers Edition)

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Author: Андерс Ерікссон
Publisher: Наш формат
ISBN: 6177552374
Size: 22.25 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : uk
Pages : 256
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Book Description: Якщо ви мрієте досягти вершин професіоналізму, є дві новини — приємна й не надто. Почнімо з другої. Навіть якщо ви присвятите певній справі дуже багато часу, немає гарантії, що рухатиметеся вперед. Популярна формула «10 тисяч годин, щоб стати експертом» є неефективною, стверджує психолог Андерс Ерікссон. Приємна новина в тому, що шлях до вершини існує й дістатися туди може будь-хто. Психолог протягом 30 років вивчав історії видатних людей із різних сфер — олімпійських чемпіонів, гросмейстерів, піаністів-віртуозів — та дійшов висновку, що таємниця криється у здатності обрати правильну модель навчання і вмінні сконцентруватися на потрібних навичках.

True Rescue A Storm Too Soon

True Rescue  A Storm Too Soon PDF Book Detail:
Author: Michael J. Tougias
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 1250137586
Size: 77.40 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 96
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Book Description: When a sailboat disappears in the Gulf Stream during a disastrous storm, three weary sailors struggle to survive aboard a life raft in violent waves 80-feet tall in this illustrated chapter book adaptation (for readers 6-9) of A Storm Too Soon: : A Remarkable True Survival Story in 80-Foot Seas. On May 2, 2007, three expert sailors embark on an epic voyage from Florida to France. But the trip of a lifetime soon turns into a nightmare when their sailboat disappears along the Gulf Stream in the throes of a relentless storm. From this point onward, their fate lies in the hands of four courageous coast guardsmen who must navigate brutal conditions in their Search and Rescue mission. This second book in the True Rescue chapter book series is a suspenseful, incredible story that puts newly independent readers in the middle of the action. Christy Ottaviano Books New York Times bestselling author Michael J. Tougias adapts his histories of real life stories for young readers in his True Rescue Series, capturing the heroism and humanity of people on life-saving missions during maritime disasters. Illustrated Chapter Books for ages 6-9: True Rescue: The Finest Hours True Rescue: A Storm Too Soon Young Readers Adaptations, for ages 9-14 The Finest Hours (Young Readers Edition) A Storm Too Soon (Young Readers Edition) Into the Blizzard (Young Readers Edition) Attacked at Sea (Young Readers Edition)

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Author: Кендіс Міллард
Publisher: Наш формат
ISBN: 6177552315
Size: 48.27 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : uk
Pages : 360
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Book Description: «Герой імперії» — біографія Вінстона Черчилля, що описує ранній період його життя, зародження політичних амбіцій та етап формування його особистості. Книжка стала бестселером New York Times. Звідки з’являються особистості, які у важкий момент здатні об’єднати всю націю? Що визначає долі героїв — особистий вибір чи життєві обставини? Вінстон Черчилль у 24 роки був переконаний, що досягне абсолютної вершини в політиці. Його амбітність, цілеспрямованість і впевненість змушували перейнятися цією думкою інших. Однак Вінстону знадобилося сорок років, щоб проторувати свій шлях до найвищого політичного кабінету.

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Author: Роальд Дал
Publisher: Видавництво Івана Малковича «А-БА-БА-ГА-ЛА-МА-ГА»
ISBN: 9667047474
Size: 55.64 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : uk
Pages : 240
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Book Description: «Чарлі і шоколадна фабрика» — найпопулярніша книга Роальда Дала, якого часто називають «літературним батьком» Джоан Ролінґ — авторки «Гаррі Поттера». ...Жив собі бідний хлопчик, якому раз на рік — на його день народження, дарували єдиний дарунок — маленький шоколадний батончик. Але хлопчик мав добре серце, і тому з ним трапляється неймовірна пригода, яка не залишить байдужими ні дітей, ні дорослих. Можливо, це найзворушливіша повість нашого часу. «А-БА-БА-ГА-ЛА-МА-ГА» стверджує, що «Чарлі й шоколадна фабрика» — одна з тих справжніх і захоплюючих книжок, які необхідно прочитати кожній дитині...