Broken Pieces

Broken Pieces

An Orphan of the Halifax Explosion

Book - 2017
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"A full-colour non-fiction book for young readers explores the Halifax Explosion from a child's perspective One hundred years ago, on December 6, 1917, the French munitions ship Mont Blanc collided with the Belgian relief vessel Imo in the Halifax Harbour. At first, a small fire broke out aboard the Mont Blanc, which grew bigger as crowds of people and emergency responders lined the shores of Halifax and Dartmouth to get a better look. Suddenly, the Mont Blanc's explosive cargo blew up, flattening homes and businesses, and triggering a tsunami. Amid the confusion and devastation that followed the blast was fourteen-year-old Barbara Orr, who had been walking from her neighbourhood in Richmond to a friend's house. Follow Barbara as she navigates post-explosion Halifax, learning about rescue efforts, the kindness of strangers, and the bravery of heroes like Vincent Coleman along the way."--
"Part of the popular Compass series, this full-colour non-fiction book includes highlighted glossary terms, informative sidebars, over 50 illustrations and historical photographs, a detailed index, and recommended further reading. In commemoration of the tragic event's 100th anniversary, Broken Pieces is a great resource for young readers and educators. "--
Publisher: Halifax, NS :, Nimbus Publishing,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781771085151
Branch Call Number: J 971.622503 LAW

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