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The Finest Hours (Young Readers Edition): The True Story of a Heroic Sea Rescue
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Teen - 4th-9th Grade, Age 9-14 
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7.5 
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208 p. ; 
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How does a man decide to ignore life-threatening consequences in order to attempt the rescue of others? When a hurricane batters and breaks not one tanker, but two in half the same night, it leaves 84 seaman at its mercy. Survival is against all odds, and this story's authors pay relentless attention to detail and perspective that places readers in the midst of split-second decisions that risk everything at hope's expense. Gripping, gut-wrenching events challenge readers to consider the values that inform a willingness to cross personal limits for the good of others. An incredible true story.
Publisher Summary
This adaptation for young readers of The Finest Hours: The True Story of the US Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman tells the story of the shipwreck of two oil tankers and the harrowing Coast Guard rescue when four men in a tiny lifeboat overcame insurmountable odds and saved more than 30 stranded sailors. Now a major motion picture from Disney, starring Chris Pine and Casey Affleck.

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. With the storm in full force and waves up to 70 feet high, four coast guardsmen headed out to sea in a tiny lifeboat to come to the rescue. They were the only hope for the stranded sailors. Despite incredible obstacles, these brave men risked their lives, remembering the unofficial Coast Guard motto: You have to go out, but you do not have to come back.

This is a fast-paced, uplifting story that puts young readers in the middle of the action. It's a gripping true tale of heroism and survival in the face of the elements.

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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