BN.com Gift Guide

Fire in the Sky [NOOK Book]

Overview

More than losing at marbles, worrying about his relatives and the Nazis in Germany, or hearing his favorite radio hero Jack Armstrong, nine-year-old Stenny Green is focused on getting to see the Hindenburg when it lands near their home in Lakehurst, New Jersey, in 1937.

More than losing at marbles, worrying about his relatives and the Nazis in Germany, or hearing his favorite radio hero Jack Armstrong, nine-year-old Stenny Green is focused on getting to see the ...

See more details below
Fire in the Sky

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$5.49
BN.com price
(Save 8%)$5.99 List Price

Overview

More than losing at marbles, worrying about his relatives and the Nazis in Germany, or hearing his favorite radio hero Jack Armstrong, nine-year-old Stenny Green is focused on getting to see the Hindenburg when it lands near their home in Lakehurst, New Jersey, in 1937.

More than losing at marbles, worrying about his relatives and the Nazis in Germany, or hearing his favorite radio hero Jack Armstrong, nine-year-old Stenny Green is focused on getting to see the Hindenburg when it lands near their home in Lakehurst, New Jersey, in 1937.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Children's Literature
Nine-year-old Stenny Green feels that he isn't good at much, but he knows all about the Hindenburg, the giant airship that's due to land in his hometown, Lakehurst, New Jersey. He sneaks into the airfield May 5, 1937, and sees the horror that the "world will never forget." Maybe not, but today most kids outside New Jersey don't know about this disaster-they've never heard about it, and neither have a great number of their parents. This book shows everyone exactly what happened. The Hindenburg disaster is brought to life in a well-told story that deserves retelling.
School Library Journal
Gr 3-4Nine-year-old, slightly overweight Stenny, teased at school, yearns for the courage of his adventurous radio hero, Jack Armstrong, "The All-American Boy." However, his consuming passion is the Hindenburg, Germany's famous dirigible. To increase his stature at school, the boy lies about a planned tour of the airship when it lands on May 5, 1937 in his hometown of Lakehurst, New Jersey. Against his parents' adamant instructions, Stenny bikes to the Naval Air Station and sneaks into the restricted landing area. His joy turns to horror as he sees the Hindenburg go up in flames, causing passengers and crew to throw themselves from the burning wreckage to the ground below. Sickened, he turns to go home, but overcomes his fear in order to lead disoriented and injured passengers to the safety of the hangar. Stenny, who finds the courage he didn't think he had, admits his deception and the other children view him with a new respect. Ransom has created a believable, sympathetic character and has skillfully placed him in the pre-World War II era. Technical information about the Hindenburg is seamlessly woven into the story's fabric. Numerous watercolor illustrations evoke both the period and the tragedy. Excellent historical fiction for younger readers.Peggy Morgan, The Library Network, Wayne, NJ
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781467732093
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Series: Fiction - Middle Grade
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,081,144
  • File size: 11 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2000

    Wonderful!

    What a great book! WoW! A must read at any age! Read it I'll bet that you will enjoy it!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)