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Published: Oct 15 2017
Size: 8.5 x 11
Illustrations: 23 color photos, 7 b&w halftones
Fran Hawk is the author of Queenie's Coin, Ten Tips for Raising Readers, and Countdown to Fall. She worked as a school librarian for ten years while writing a weekly children's book-review column for the Charleston Post & Courier. Hawk later served as a librarian at a small alternative school for at-risk children. She has a bachelor's degree in English from Randolph College and a master's of library science from Vanderbilt University. She lives in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, not far from where the Hunley crew lived and worked.
Monica Wyrick has a fine arts degree from the University of Dayton and has worked in advertising, as a muralist, and as an art instructor. The illustrator of Crabbing: A Lowcountry Family Tradition, published by the University of South Carolina Press, Wyrick and her husband live in South Carolina and have three grown children.
"In The H. L. Hunley Submarine, Fran Hawk paints a nuanced portrait of a complicated period in American history—a time when war and strife led to amazing invention. With style and enthusiasm, Hawk introduces folks of all ages to one of history's most tantalizing mysteries. This is a fun and educational trip beneath the waves."—Brian Hicks, author of Raising the Hunley
"This is a superb rendering of the tale of the H. L. Hunley. Kudos to Fran Hawk and USC Press for producing this wonderful history for young readers. If you are looking for a book to interest a child in South Carolina history, this should be on your list."—Walter Edgar, author of South Carolina: A History
"With The H. L. Hunley Submarine, Fran Hawk updates the amazing story of the H. L. Hunley for a new generation of readers, future historians, and scientists."—Kellen Correia, executive director, Friends of the Hunley
"Fran's book is a great little 'lost and found' story of one of history's most intriguing mysteries, written for young readers. It is factual and straightforward and can lead them to continue investigating, learning, and enjoying both for a lifetime."—Ralph Wilbanks, marine archaeologist known for discovering the H. L. Hunley
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