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The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Adaptation)

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The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Adaptation) by Daniel James Brown
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Aug 02, 2016 | ISBN 9780147516855

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Accolades for The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Adaptation):

New York Times bestseller
– #1 Pacific Northwest Bookseller Assocation bestseller

“The word teamwork, which can sound humdrum to kids in coaches’ droning lectures, doesn’t adequately describe the connection shared by the men in that boat in 1936. Illustrated with vintage photos, this moving book offers young people a vivid sense of that shared experience. A Depression-era story with timeless appeal.” —Booklist, starred review

“Offering a model of masterful nonfiction writing, Brown expertly balances the leisurely pacing of the protagonists’ back stories with the exciting race scenes, related with concrete nouns, lively verbs, and short sentences, selected and adapted for this edition by Mone. Many photographs, an easy-to-read timeline, and notes on “The Art of Rowing,” complete with a diagram, add visual appeal. A fine companion to Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken (2014), also about the 1936 Olympics and also adapted for young readers.” —Kirkus

“Those seeking an inspiring true story or a great sports tale will be pleased with this stirring work.” —School Library Journal

“It becomes almost impossible not to root for such a hardscrabble collection of underdogs as they exhibit hard work, sacrifice, teamwork, and loyalty at every stage of their collective journey to Berlin.” —Horn Book

“With a lyrical flair, Brown tells the story of these men in a manner that intersperses the drama of the time period with the emotional and physical turmoil of their lives.  Young adult readers may not understand or even know about the desperation of the Depression, or what it was like at the genesis of Nazi Germany, but the tale of these persistent men, each with their own personal struggle, will entice readers of all ages.” —VOYA

Accolades for the adult edition of The Boys in the Boat:
– #1 New York Times bestseller
– 2014 ABA Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year
– 2014 Washington State Book Award

“A suspenseful tale of triumph.” —USA Today

“Evocative, cinematic prose.” —Publishers Weekly

“This is Chariots of Fire with oars.” —David Laskin, author of The Children’s Blizzard

“A great and inspiring true story.” —Nathaniel Philbrick, author of Mayflower

“A thrilling, heart-thumping tale.” —Timothy Egan, author of The Worst Hard Time

“A robust, emotional snapshot of an era.” —James Bradley, author of Flags of Our Fathers  

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