The Finest Hours (Chapter Book): The True Story of a Heroic Sea Rescue (True Rescue Chapter Books) (Paperback)

The Finest Hours (Chapter Book): The True Story of a Heroic Sea Rescue (True Rescue Chapter Books) By Michael J. Tougias, Mark Edward Geyer (Illustrator), Casey Sherman Cover Image
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Four young men in a tiny lifeboat brave a dreadful storm to save dozens of lives in this illustrated chapter book adaptation 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.

The True Rescue chapter book series is full of fast-paced, uplifting stories that put newly independent readers in the middle of the action. Don't miss another pulse-pounding book in the series: A Storm Too Soon (Chapter Book edition).

About the Author

MICHAEL J. TOUGIAS is a New York Times bestselling author and coauthor of over thirty books for adults and middle readers. His books include Fatal Forecast, The Finest Hours, Overboard!, A Storm Too Soon, So Close to Home, The Waters Between Us, Extreme Survival, and The Power of Positive Fishing. He offers slide presentations and an inspiration program titled “Survival Lessons: Decision Making Under Pressure.” Visit

Mark Edward Geyer is the illustrator of the True Rescue chapter book series, as well as three Stephen King novels, and Blood Communion by Anne Rice, among others.

Casey Sherman is an award winning journalist and bestselling author of The Finest Hours, Bad Blood, Black Irish, and Black Dragon. He received the Edward R. Murrow Award for Journalistic Excellence as a member of the CBS Boston news team, and has been nominated for an Emmy Award. A featured guest on major television networks and news programs, Sherman has lectured at The National Press Club and the US Coast Guard Command Center in Washington, D.C. He lives in Marshfield, Massachusetts.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781250137548
ISBN-10: 1250137543
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks
Publication Date: July 6th, 2021
Pages: 112
Language: English
Series: True Rescue Chapter Books