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The Bravest Man in the World

Written & illustrated by Patricia Polacco
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Sep 24, 2019
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One afternoon, Jonathan Harker Weeks didn’t feel like practicing the piano. So his grandfather decided to tell him a story to show how much of an impact music can have. When he was a child growing up poor in Ireland, his mother made sure he learned to play the fiddle, despite their challenges. After his mother passed away and he was on his own, Jonathan’s grandfather fell asleep hiding in a mail sack and was taken to a ship. When he woke up, he realized he was on the Titanic on its maiden voyage, and it was there that he met Wallace Hartley and Mrs. Weeks, a kind man and woman who took him in. Then one night, the majestic ship hit an iceberg. He and Mrs. Weeks were put on a lifeboat—and Mr. Hartley and his band bravely continued to play to calm the crew and passengers. The story of Wallace Hartley is true and he is known throughout the world as a hero. The New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of The Keeping Quilt Patricia Polacco offers this stunning and heartbreaking picture book to celebrate the memory and bravery of a single man who used the power of music to comfort thousands of people during a catastrophic situation.

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Who Wrote The Bravest Man in the World

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Patricia Polacco

Patricia Polacco belongs to a family of storytellers, poets, farmers, teachers, and artists. They came from many parts of the world, but mainly Russia. She grew up to be an illustrator, a designer, and creator of many beloved children’s books, including <i>The Keeping Quilt</i>, <i>The Blessing Cup</i>, <i>Fiona’s Lace</i>, <i>The Trees of the Dancing Goats</i>, <i>Babushka’s Doll</i>, <i>My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother</i>, and <i>Sticks and Stones</i>. She lives in Union City, Michigan. Visit her at PatriciaPolacco.com and follow her on Facebook.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781481494618
Publication Date:
September 24, 2019
Word Count:
4649
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2018016740
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
1035781587
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1481494619
Lexile® Level:
670L
ATOS® Book Level:
4.6
Accelerated Reader® Points:
1.0
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
505134
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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