New York's Bravest (Paperback)

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    Mary Pope Osborne included a longer, different version of this legend in her distinguished collection American Tall Tales.
    In the 1840s, there was a real vounteer firefighter named Mose Humphreys whose bravery was reknown throughout New York City. Plays about him began being performed on Broadway in 1848 and over the years his strength and heroics took on larger-than-life proportions, much like those of Paul Bunyan. Mary Pope Osborne has honed down the legends about him to a brief, dramatic, sometimes comical, but ultimately moving text of picture book length. Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher’s stunning paintings capture this 8-foot-tall superhero rushing into burning buildings, saving babies and bankers, and wolfing down the feasts bestowed upon him by the grateful citizens of old New York–until the one big hotel fire after which he was never seen again. The author has included a historical note about the origins of this tall tale, and the book is dedicated to the 343 New York City firefighters who gave their lives to save others on September 11, 2001.

    Mary Pope Osborne included a longer, different version of this legend in her distinguished collection American Tall Tales.

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    Dimensions 9.0x6.45x0.75
    ISBN 9780375838415
    Genre JUVENILE FICTION / Legends, Myths, Fables / General
    Genre Detail Juvenile Kindergarten Ages 5-6
    Format Paperback
    Pages 32
    Publisher Date 2006-08-15 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Dragonfly
    Copyright Year 2006
    Height 11.5 in
    Wdth 8.75 in
    Thickness 0.25 in
    Unit weight 0.4 lb
    Language English
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience Children/juvenile
    Authors Osborne, Mary Pope

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