Rescue on the Outer Banks

From the Series On My Own History

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 4   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

On October 11, 1896, 10-year-old Sam Deal and his horse, Ginger, watch as the brave surfmen of Pea Island struggle to save the lives of nine people stranded on a shipwreck. Sam has dreamt of becoming a surfman just like the all-African-American crew, and this is his chance. Can he and Ginger help the crew rescue the victims, or will they be lost forever?

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978-0-87614-815-0
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978-1-57505-184-0
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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2002
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand On My Own Books
Imprint First Avenue Editions ™, Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2002-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 2.3
BISACS JNF007000
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 5.875 x 8.5
Lexile 540
Guided Reading Level N
ATOS Reading Level 3.5
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 58557
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator note, Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Reviewed, and Teaching Guides

Awards

  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2002
  • NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People, Winner, 2002

Reviews

Kirkus Reviews

“This exciting and fast-paced tale will inspire its young readers and the large typeface and illustrations make the story easy to follow. The watercolors are detailed enough to show the characters’ emotions and reflect the tale’s drama perfectly.” —Kirkus Reviews

The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

“Newly independent readers with a penchant for true adventure will welcome these new entries [Rescue on the Outer Banks and The Daring Escape of Ellen Craft] in the On My Own History series.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

School Library Journal

“The text and evocative, full-color watercolor artwork give life to a long-forgotten and exciting sea rescue. A page-turner for newly independent readers.” —School Library Journal

Illustrator: Karen Ritz

Author: Candice Ransom

Candice Ransom is the author of 150 books for children. She holds an MFA from Vermont College and an MA in children's literature from Hollins University. She currently teaches in Hollins University's graduate program in children's literature.

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On My Own History

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