Back in the 1920s communication wasn't as easy as it is today. Telephones didn't have dials or buttons and operators had to place your calls for you and this could mean waiting several hours to finally get to talk to someone. Lynne Barasch has taken a little bit of personal history and authored a wonderful picture book about the wireless radio, the first instant communication. Her father, the book's hero became the youngest licensed amateur radio operator in the country. Radio Rescue is his story of how he went about learning Morse Code and international signals, passing the test and getting his license, setting up his station and aerial and finally communicating and making new friends all over the world. And though it started out as a hobby, for fun, during the Florida hurricane of 1926, when all the phone lines were wiped out, he was instrumental in relaying news and rescuing a Key Largo family..... This is an informative and exciting story full of history, fun facts and detail kids 6-10 will really enjoy. The easy to read, first person text, complete with Morse code, is complimented by the simple, expressive illustrations and together they're sure to peak the interest of possible future ham radio operators.