Seven and a Half of Tons of Steel

Janet Nolan (Author) Thomas Gonzalez (Illustrator)
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Description

The USS New York is big like other navy ships, and it sails like other navy ships, but there is something special about this navy ship.
Following the events of September 11, 2001, a beam from the World Trade Center Towers was given to the United States Navy. The beam was driven from New York to a foundry in Louisiana, where the seven and a half tons of steel, which had once been a beam in the World Trade Center, became a navy ship's bow.
Powerful text from Janet Nolan is paired with stunning illustrations from New York Times best-selling illustrator Thomas Gonzalez (14 Cows for America) in this inspiring story that reveals how something remarkable can emerge from a devastating event.

Product Details

Price
$17.95  $16.51
Publisher
Peachtree Publishing Company
Publish Date
August 01, 2016
Pages
36
Dimensions
11.7 X 0.6 X 10.1 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781561459124

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About the Author

Janet Nolan is the author of several picture books. She has a BA from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, and a master's degree in urban planning and policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She lives in Illinois.
Thomas Gonzalez was born in Havana, Cuba, and moved to the United States as a child. An artist and painter, he directed campaigns for clients such as Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, NASCAR, the NFL, and McDonald's, in addition to illustrating children's books. He lives in Georgia.

Reviews

"A deeply felt but not overwrought telling of a story that will be new to most young readers."
"This beautiful, sober, and hopeful recounting of a difficult chapter in American history is a stellar addition to history collections."
"Gonzalez's breathtaking spreads dazzle... The emphasis is not on damage and destruction, but on America's power to recover. Teachers and parents looking for picture books that celebrate the nation and its military will welcome Nolan and Gonzalez's work."