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Rescue

Rescue

ISBN
9780571346325
Published
03/10/2019
9780571346325
Format
Hardback
Price
£14.99
Paperback
192

About the Book

Astonishing real-life rescue missions from on, under and above the earth from the award-winning team behind Survivors and Heroes.

How far would you go to save a life? Scrambling from the wreckage of his school after an earthquake, a nine-year-old Sichuan boy rescued two unconscious friends. 'I was hall monitor,' he said afterwards. 'It is my job to look after my classmates.'

Whether dragging a friend from a blazing car, masterminding a search far below the earth's surface, or recovering astronauts from an aborted space mission, Rescue reveals the ingenuity, courage and doggedness of the human spirit all over the world.

Another unputdownable collection of eye-opening and moving true adventures, both contemporary and historical. Impeccably told by David Long and brought to vibrant life by illustrator Kerry Hyndman.

Praise for the series:

‘True-story fans will love this.’ Inis Children's Books Ireland

‘Full of incredible real-life stories . . . Ultimately an inspirational book, beautifully illustrated.’ Angels and Urchins

‘A great collection of harrowing, true survivor stories.' Kirkus

Astonishing real-life rescue missions from on, under and above the earth from the award-winning team behind Survivors and Heroes.How far would you go to save a life? Scrambling from the wreckage of his school after an earthquake, a nine-year-old Sichuan boy rescued two unconscious friends. 'I was hall monitor,' he said afterwards. 'It is my job to look after my classmates.'Whether dragging a friend from a blazing car, masterminding a search far below the earth's surface, or recovering astronauts from an aborted space mission, Rescue reveals the ingenuity, courage and doggedness of the human spirit all over the world.Another unputdownable collection of eye-opening and moving true adventures, both contemporary and historical. Impeccably told by David Long and brought to vibrant life by illustrator Kerry Hyndman.Praise for the series:‘True-story fans will love this.’ Inis Children's Books Ireland ‘Full of incredible real-life stories . . . Ultimately an inspirational book, beautifully illustrated.’ Angels and Urchins‘A great collection of harrowing, true survivor stories.' Kirkus
  • David Long

    Writer and historian David Long is the author of the acclaimed Animals' VC: For Gallantry and Devotion and the Blue Peter award-winning author of SurvivorsHeroes and Rescue, which have total combined sales of 50,000 copies. He lives in Suffolk and has two teenage sons.

    David says: I wrote to a few of my favourite authors when I was at school. I was genuinely delighted when they wrote back to answer my questions. I didn’t collect autographs or anything like that but I loved finding out more about the books I most enjoyed. I think I probably imagined they would find the letters tiresome, or that they wouldn’t want to be interrupted, but most seemed to enjoy hearing from their readers. I know I do. It is one of the things I like most about being a children’s author, and engaging with readers in this way is a constant delight.

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