The Finest Hours

The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue

The Finest Hours

Documents the 1952 Coast Guard mission to save the crews of two oil tankers that were torn in half by the force of one of New England's worst nor'easters.

The Finest Hours

The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue

The Finest Hours

Survivors recount the heroic undertakings of Coast Guard teams aboard small crafts who attempted to save the crews of two oil tankers caught in a violent nor'easter off the coast of Cape Cod.

The Finest Hours (Young Readers Edition)

The True Story of a Heroic Sea Rescue

The Finest Hours (Young Readers Edition)

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 by the force of the storm. This middle-grade adaptation of an adult nonfiction book tells the story of the shipwreck and a harrowing Coast Guard rescue when four men in a tiny lifeboat overcame insurmountable odds and saved more than 30 stranded sailors. This is a fast-paced, uplifting story that puts young readers in the middle of the action. It's a gripping story of heroism and survival with the same intensity as the bestselling book and movie The Perfect Storm. A Christy Ottaviano Book

Rescue of the Bounty

Disaster and Survival in Superstorm Sandy

Rescue of the Bounty

In this suspenseful story of the human will to survive, the captain of the HMS Bounty, the actual replica used in the 1962 remake of the 1935 classic Mutiny on the Bounty, recounts his harrowing encounter with Hurricane Sandy that resulted in the death of two crew members.

Derek's Gift

A True Story of Love, Courage and Lessons Learned

Derek's Gift

A teenager dying of cancer and the five special people in his life share insights to cherish

True Rescue: The Finest Hours

The True Story of a Heroic Sea Rescue

True Rescue: The Finest Hours

Four young men in a tiny lifeboat brave a dreadful storm to save dozens of lives in this illustrated chapter book adaptation (for readers 6-9) of the New York Times bestseller The Finest Hours. On the night of February 18th, 1952, during one of the worst winter storms that New England has even seen, two oil tankers off the shore of Cape Cod are torn in half by the force of the seas. For the men on board, survival seemed impossible. What follows is a harrowing Coast Guard rescue in a tiny lifeboat, where four young heroes beat the odds and bring more than thirty stranded sailors to safety. This first book in the True Rescue chapter book series is a fast-paced, uplifting story that puts newly independent readers in the middle of the action. Christy Ottaviano Books 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)

A Storm Too Soon

A True Story of Disaster, Survival and an Incredible Rescue

A Storm Too Soon

Presents the story of three men shipwrecked during a storm in the Gulf Stream and the four men on a Coast Guard helicopter who rescued them, as survivors and rescuers battle monster waves and perilous wind conditions.