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A harrowing Coast Guard rescue of two oil tankers that split in half and left sailors hanging on for their lives. On the night of February 18, 1952, during one of the worst nor'easters 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 a harrowing Coast Guard rescue when four young men in a tiny lifeboat overcame insurmountable odds and saved more than 30 stranded sailors. It's a fast-paced, uplifting story that puts young readers in the middle of the action. A gripping account of heroism and survival.

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781250044235
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 08/12/2015
  • Category: Children's, Teenage & educational / True stories (Children's / Teenage)
    Junior Fiction / Junior
  • Imprint: St Martin's Press
  • Pages: 192
  • Price: $14.99
A harrowing Coast Guard rescue of two oil tankers that split in half and left sailors hanging on for their lives. On the night of February 18, 1952, during one of the worst nor'easters 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 a harrowing Coast Guard rescue when four young men in a tiny lifeboat overcame insurmountable odds and saved more than 30 stranded sailors. It's a fast-paced, uplifting story that puts young readers in the middle of the action. A gripping account of heroism and survival.

Author Information

Michael J. Tougias is the author of many true rescue stories, including Ten Hours Until Dawn: The True Story of Heroism and Tragedy Aboard the Can Do, which ALA named an Editors' Choice and Booklist praised "as the best story of peril at sea since The Perfect Storm." A frequent lecturer on his work, Tougias lives in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

michaeltougias.com

Casey Sherman is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author of six books including Animal, Black Irish, and Black Dragon. He received the Edward R. Murrow Award for Journalistic Excellence, and has been nominated for an Emmy Award. He lives in Marshfield, Massachusetts.