Riding the Ferry with Captain Cruz

Riding the Ferry with Captain Cruz

by Alice K. Flanagan
     
 

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Our Neighborhood introduces young, beginning readers to the many and varied individuals they might encounter in their communities. With a striking, photojournalistic style and easy-to-read text, this series presents the life stories of real people. From a Chinese chef to a Staten Island Ferry captain, a wide variety of occupations is brought to life. The biographies

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Our Neighborhood introduces young, beginning readers to the many and varied individuals they might encounter in their communities. With a striking, photojournalistic style and easy-to-read text, this series presents the life stories of real people. From a Chinese chef to a Staten Island Ferry captain, a wide variety of occupations is brought to life. The biographies in this series will encourage children to think about the ways they might influence their neighbors and their community as adults.

Take a ride on the Staten Island Ferry and learn about the special skills needed to be the captain of a ferry boat.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2Meet Ms. Davison, the librarian who helps "people learn about the present and the past"; Captain Cruz, who "helps people get to work safely and on time" on the Staten Island Ferry; and the Wilsons, professional house painters who give "people a beautiful place to live." All of these dedicated individuals and their work make an impact on their communities. Through strikingly effective full-color photos and easy-to-read texts, these photo-essays illuminate each occupation. Children will feel they are actually spending the day at work with a friendwatching the librarian find a book in braille for a blind child, looking at the ferry's radar screen and compass as the boat maneuvers past the Statue of Liberty, or helping to choose the right color for the right room. These books explain each job's requirements and help to develop an appreciation of each profession. School and public libraries will want to update occupational sections with these attractive selections.Patricia Mahoney Brown, Benjamin Franklin Elementary School, Kenmore, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780516260594
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Series:
Our Neighborhood Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.88(w) x 9.83(h) x 0.13(d)
Lexile:
500L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 7 Years

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