Read Goliath: Hero of the Great Baltimore Fire (True Stories) by Claudia Friddell Online


In 1904 the city of Balti was almost destroyed by fire Hundreds of firemen, policemen, soldiers, and citizens battled the blaze for three days The disaster brings out the best in man and the bravest of deeds, but one hero stands head and shoulders above allliterally Goliath is a fire horse assigned to Engine Company 15 He is massive in size and mighty in heart and steadfastness To the men of Engine Company 15, Goliath is the ultimate fire horse He is the lead horse for the team assigned to pulling the mammoth Hale Water Tower No 1 When the fire alarm sounds, calling them to action, Goliath leads his team into the blaze Soon his lifesaving actions will lead him into the pages of history Masterful artwork from acclaimed illustrator Troy Howell brings this true story to pulse pounding life Educator Claudia Friddell says of her work researching Goliath, It was a privilege to meet and interview firefighters and fire historians about the Balti Fire of 1904 Goliath is her first children s book Claudia lives in Balti, Maryland Artist Troy Howell has had a prolific career as a children s book illustrator with countless books to his credit, including The Secret Garden, The Ugly Duckling, and Favorite Greek Myths He received his formal art education from the Art Center in Los Angeles and the Illustrators Workshops in New York Troy lives in Falmouth, Virginia....

Title : Goliath: Hero of the Great Baltimore Fire (True Stories)
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ISBN : 158536455X
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : English
Publisher : Sleeping Bear Press April 16, 2010
Number of Pages : 32 pages
File Size : 673 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Goliath: Hero of the Great Baltimore Fire (True Stories) Reviews

  • dmh1218
    2019-04-03 07:47

    Beautifully illustrated. I bought it for my 11 year old grandson but when I got it I realized that

  • Phyllis A. Trexler
    2019-03-30 08:43

    Having grown children in the fire service and grandson that love everything about the fire department, I was intrigued with this story. It is a true story and takes place in Baltimore, MD, we live in Maryland, so that makes it even closer to our hearts. Great book for our "fire" library.

  • Sherry A. Kitts
    2019-04-01 07:51

    I am not a child - I am a senior adult. I have always had a special love for horses. I ordered this book after reading about the Great Baltimore Fire on a "This Day in History" post, which had a reference to this book. I love the book ! What a horse ! Children will love this book about a hero. And the illustrations are beautiful. Now I want to go to the Fire Museum of Maryland.

  • Amazon Customer
    2019-04-04 10:36

    Wonderful story book with beautiful illustrations.

  • John E Polger
    2019-04-11 11:42

    If your little persons like horses, firemen, fire history, scary adventures, buy this book! If yours is a particularly sensitive little person, you might consider starting by showing him the photos of Goliath and assure him that Goliath survived the Great Baltimore Fire.

  • Mom to Six
    2019-03-27 10:53

    A very good true story of a great horse. Anyone who likes horses or firemen would enjoy having this in their collection

  • Jonathan Wright
    2019-04-13 05:51

    Such a splendid assembly of history and art, reminding me how much other creatures know! Such a good message for children and adults!!

  • Gary Frederick
    2019-04-08 07:50

    This children's book that combines historical data with story telling while holding the reader's attention and at the same time recording actual events of the Baltimore Fire in 1904. The center of attraction is a horse named "Goliath" who history records as a hero. The illustrations support the story and are done excellently. The author went to much detail to keep the story within the time frame in 1904 and the fire itself. A good educational book for children of all ages, young and old!