The Lifesaving Adventure of Sam Deal, Shipwreck Rescuer

From the Series History's Kid Heroes

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

When a ship begins to sink . . . a boy and his pony rise to the occasion.

Pea Island, North Carolina, 1896. Sam Deal loves horses, especially his little pony, Ginger. The men at the lifesaving station on the beach make fun of Ginger, but Sam knows she’s a worthy steed. When a ship begins to sink on a stormy, scary night, Sam and Ginger get to test their strength. Can Sam and Ginger brave the waves to help save the shipwrecked passengers and crew?

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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Graphic Novels, Social Studies
Copyright 2011
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Graphic Universe ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2014-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 2.7
Text Type Informational Fiction
BISACS JUV030060, JUV016140
Dewey 363.12'3810916348
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 8.5
Lexile 480
Guided Reading Level O
ATOS Reading Level 3.1
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 138213
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Bibliography/further reading, Original artwork, Reviewed, Teaching Guides, and Websites

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.

Illustrator: Zachary Trover

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