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Radio Rescue Hardcover – Oct 10 2000


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  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (Oct. 10 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0374361665
  • ISBN-13: 978-0374361662
  • Product Dimensions: 26.7 x 24.4 x 1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 544 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #867,694 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on Nov. 14 2002
Format: Hardcover
Radio Rescue shows how even young people can help others. Lynne Barasch writes about her father as a 10-year-old boy, who in 1923 falls in love with the newly created telegraph machine and spends two years becoming a telegraph operator. This boy became an experienced operator and in 1926 was able to relay a message which lead to the rescue of a family in Key Largo, Florida.
This is an historical non-fiction picture book with full-page color cartoons written in first person from the perspective of the author's father. The book also includes a time line of the invention of the telegraph, a list of the advantages of the telegraph, and a chart of Morse code.
Radio Rescue is suggested for 5-8 year olds but 8-11 year olds would understand the concept better. Robert J. Marx, the author's father, wrote [this book is a] "mostly true and faithful recording of my very younger days"...[and he is] "...stil completely [sic] fluent in Morse code as I learned it at age 10..."
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Ms. Barasch has done a superb job of capturing the essence of amateur radio. This book speaks to the young reader as an equal, and tells with enthusiasm the story of a young boy who was caught up in the exciting time when radio was becoming an important broadcast medium, but was developing rapidly as a long-range two-way communication system... I heartily recommend this book! Buy it as a gift for every young person you know!
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I use this in my "Ham Radio for Kids" class. My boys read this book over and over again, and I like the story too - it reminds me of the excitement of getting my ham license at age 13. Rich - KY6R
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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.
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mostly true and faithful recording of my very younger days as a teenager with the wireless age at my fingertips. I am stilcompletely fluent in Morse code as I learned it at age 10 and up..the book went to press before we could include details about Admiral Byrds first expedition to south pole.. helped with that one too ..NYTimes bldg on 43 st had a ham set that couldnt reach Byrd I could at 2azk regards from RJMarx bobolane1
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