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Rescue Synopsis

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

Rescue Press Reviews

PRAISE FOR HEROES Readers will be heartened to learn of the accolades many of the animals received following their service, and that several enjoyed retirements as pets. -- Publishers Weekly Rewarding fare for younger browsers. -- Kirkus Reviews [HEROES] is more than an 'I Survived' starring animals; these are stories about how we rely on animals to survive and to thrive.... Kerry Hyndman's illustrations are all at once intense and beautiful, and David Long's tributes are filled with respect for these companions. Read with a box of tissues nearby. Give to your animal fans and your adventure story fans. -- Mom Read It PRAISE FOR SURVIVORS Hyndman's grainy artwork depicts the survivors at the peak moments of danger--19th-century trapper Hugh Glass lunges at an attacking grizzly bear with his knife, surgeon Leonid Rogozov peers down at his abdomen, giving himself a necessary appendectomy at a polar research station. While offering excitement and peril, Long's riveting narratives also provide insight into how these individuals used their skills, knowledge, and fortitude to survive. --Publishers Weekly Each of the 23 accounts seems more jaw-dropping than the one before, and all are testaments to the human spirit. The handsome, oversize volume is enhanced by Hyndman's single- and double-page illustrations. While appealing to all readers, this will have special interest for reluctant ones. --Booklist The attractive design features a full-page or double-page-spread color illustration depicting a pivotal moment in each well-told story.... A great collection of harrowing, true survivor stories. --Kirkus Reviews Thrilling accounts of peril that are sure to draw in casual readers. --School Library Journal

Book Information

ISBN: 9780571346325
Publication date: 3rd October 2019
Author: David (Author) Long
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 192 pages
Categories: True stories (Children's / Teenage), Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage), History & the past: general interest (Children's / Teenage), People & places (Children's / Teenage),

About David (Author) Long

Writer and historian David Long is the author of the acclaimed Animals' VC: For Gallantry and Devotion and more than twenty other non-fiction books on a wide range of historical subjects. Jet the Rescue Dog, the first of several titles for younger readers, was published by Faber in 2014. He lives in Suffolk and has two teenage sons. Kerry Hyndman is a London based illustrator and map maker with a wide range of editorial, advertising and publishing clients. In her spare time she likes to snowboard, climb, hit things with rackets and cycle around.

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