The Edmund Fitzgerald: The Song of the Bell

The Edmund Fitzgerald: The Song of the Bell


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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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ISBN-13: 9781585361267
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
Publication date: 09/01/2003
Series: Sleeping Bear -- True Stories
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 596,774
Product dimensions: 9.40(w) x 11.36(h) x 0.42(d)
Age Range: 6 - 10 Years

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The Edmund Fitzgerald: The Song of the Bell 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
mrcmyoung on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The story of the Edmund Fitzgerald is tragic and mysterious, but in this readers opinion, not compelling enough to fill the pages of a children's book. The fateful voyage is traced into bad weather and reports of sustained damage before the ship disappears, and nobody knows exactly why. Maybe the best way to use this book is to encourage students to speculate about the ship's fate based on the evidence provided and then teach them that sometimes we just have to settle with not knowing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not an in depth story dont waste your $$$
Anonymous More than 1 year ago