“Fireboat” – The Story of How a Vintage Fireboat Rescued from the Scrapyard Saved the Day on 9/11

We found this amazing book about 9/11. Perfect for kids – and adults – to recall what happened on 9/11

The John J. Harvey fireboat was the largest, fastest, shiniest fireboatof its time, but by 1995, the city didn’t need old fireboats anymore. So the Harvey retired, until a group of friends decided to save it from the scrap heap. Then, one sunny September day in 2001, something so horrible happened that the whole world shook. And a call came from the fire department, asking if the Harvey could battle the roaring flames. In this inspiring true story, Maira Kalman brings a New York City icon to life and proves that old heroes never die.

A hundred years from now, when people want to know what we told our children about 9/11, Kalman’s book should be among the first answer

Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J Harvey

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