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A Storm Too Soon (Young Readers Edition): A Remarkable True Survival Story in 80-Foot Seas (True Rescue Series) by [Michael J. Tougias]

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Gr 4–8—This true tale of survival and rescue at sea centers on three men who headed out to sail across the Atlantic Ocean from Florida to France only to cross paths with Tropical Storm Andrea. Waves quickly built to 80 feet high, and their 47-foot sailboat sank, leaving them adrift on a life raft with no means of communication. Despite the impossible circumstances, the Coast Guard completed an amazing rescue at sea. The dramatic narrative is engaging and won't disappoint students who enjoy adventure or rescue stories, though this is best suited for those with an interest in sailing. An epilogue details how some of the survivors struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder and needed counseling, a valuable addition that underlines the severity of the experience. VERDICT An acceptable narrative nonfiction title for fans of the true-survival story genre.—Heather Acerro, Rochester Public Library, MN --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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An NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book
A Junior Library Guild Selection
A Cybil's Children and Young Adult Literary Award Finalist
A Texas Topaz List Selection


“Tougias' third-person narrative, condensed and more tightly focused than the adult version, brings to life the struggles and heroism of the sailors and rescuers alike, highlighting life lessons learned. . . A sure-fire hit with young readers who are always ready for a good disaster tale.”-Kirkus Reviews

"The dramatic narrative is engaging and won’t disappoint students who enjoy adventure or rescue stories"-School Library Journal

"This true story . . . reads like a thriller, with one thing after another going wrong and each challenge
seemingly impossible to overcome. The courage displayed by the team may inspire readers to learn more about their exciting (if life-threatening) careers."-Booklist

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B01ARSJKB4
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (May 24, 2016)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ May 24, 2016
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1703 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 238 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 228 ratings

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I've written and co-written 30 books for adults and have been fortunate enough to land on the NY Times Bestseller list and had a Disney movie made on The Finest Hours. I've also written several books for children age 8-13, some of which are part of my "True Rescue Series" with MacMillan Publishing. You can learn more about me and see videos related to my books and my presentations at www.michaeltougias.com.

My latest book is The Waters Between Us: A Boy, A Father, Outdoor Misadventures, and the Healing Power of Nature. A coming of age story, a father/son relationship, my Dad's courage in the face of years of adversity, and finally a celebration of nature at my remote cabin in Vermont. While the book has it's serious side it also has laugh out loud humor like A Walk In The Woods.

I write on a variety of topics which could roughly be grouped as follows:

TRUE SURVIVAL & RESCUE STORIES: my books include "Overboard!", "Ten Hours Until Dawn", "The Finest Hours" (now a Disney movie), "A Storm Too Soon", "Rescue of the Bounty", "Fatal Forecast", and "So Close to Home"

HISTORY: "King Philip's War" (co-author), "Quabbin", "The Blizzard of 78", "Above & Beyond: JFK and America's Most Dangerous Spy Mission"

HUMOR AND THE OUTDOORS: "There's a Porcupine in My Outhouse: The Vermont Misadventures of a Mountainman Wannabe"

MEMOIR & OUDOOR ADVENTURE: "The Waters Between Us: A Boy, A Father, Outdoor Misadventures, and the Healing Power of Nature.

YOUNG ADULT/MIDDLE READER: "Attacked at Sea", "The Finest Hours", "Into the Blizzard", "A Storm Too Soon", "Claws", "In Harms Way"

I'm not sure what I'll do next. But I'll follow my intuition. And, of course, the topic has to be something I feel passionate about. I give presentations about my books across the country and also give inspirational talks for businesses on decision-making and reaching difficult goals. You can learn more at www.michaeltougias.com Thank you for all your support! Michael Tougias

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