Old Ironsides: Americans Build a Fighting Ship

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She weighs in at 1,576 tons, carries 44 guns, and is made from the wood of more than 1,000 trees. She’s the largest, fastest fighting ship of her class—the Constitution. Follow young John Aylwin as he watches and helps in the construction of one of the most remarkable sailing ships ever built, a ship whose strength under fire earned her the nickname “Old Ironsides.”

A fictionalized account of the design and construction of the U.S.S. Constitution, told through the ...

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She weighs in at 1,576 tons, carries 44 guns, and is made from the wood of more than 1,000 trees. She’s the largest, fastest fighting ship of her class—the Constitution. Follow young John Aylwin as he watches and helps in the construction of one of the most remarkable sailing ships ever built, a ship whose strength under fire earned her the nickname “Old Ironsides.”

A fictionalized account of the design and construction of the U.S.S. Constitution, told through the eyes of a boy whose father is one of the ship's carpenters.

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Gr 4-6Though listed as fiction, there is no conventional plot to this description of events in which a young boy in post-Revolutionary War Boston watches and assists in the building of America's first great war ship, Constitution. After three years, the work is completed, and John Aylwin earns a place as assistant to the master shipbuilder and later serves as sailing master. This story is the framework for the extensive details and elegant pen-and-ink drawings, that show the design of the almost 200-foot long frigate, the search for the perfect trees for the hull, the making of sails, and the casting of the 60 cannons that would make Constitution one of the finest war ships. The carefully researched account describes how the vessel was built and how its designer, Joshua Humphreys, made innovations to create a frigate stronger, better armed, and swifter than the ships of other navies. An epilogue explains the role of Constitution in the War of 1812. So strong was the ship, so impervious the hull to British cannon fire, that the label "Old Ironsides" would become its popular name. From the frigate under full sail on the cover, to the endpapers with the cutaway view of the hull, to the clean, precise drawings of every stage of shipbuilding, Weitzman's illustrations draw the eye and invite close inspection. Old Ironsides should find readers among young people interested in ships, in how things are made, or in American history.Shirley Wilton, Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ
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  • ISBN-13: 9780618311156
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 4/21/2003
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 40
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 11.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.13 (d)

Meet the Author

David Weitzman is the author and illustrator of OLD IRONSIDES, POURING IRON, SUPERPOWER, and his latest, THE PHARAOH'S BOAT. He lives in the mountains of northern California.

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