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  • Published: 20 July 2021
  • ISBN: 9780823445189
  • Imprint: Holiday House
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 40
  • RRP: $37.00

And Then Came Hope



When the boats in the harbor are feeling unwell, all they need is Hope to get back in ship shape.

From Geisel Honor Book author and artist Stephen Savage comes a new vehicle book for the very young, sure to provide comfort and reassurance, based on the true story of the S.S. Hope hospital ship!

The boats around the harbor haven't been feeling too well lately. First, Barge got bonked. Then Submarine started shivering. Ferry came down with a fever, little Dory's nose wouldn't stop running, and even mighty Aircraft Carrier had developed a terrible cough! They sent out an S.O.S. for help, and then a ship called Hope came to the rescue.

With her team of tugboats at her side, Hope set about tending to the out of sorts boats. With her help, Barge gets a bandage, Submarine is soothed with a blanket, Aircraft Carrier is cured, and little Dory's nose dries up. The boats are feeling fit again, but they know whenever they are feeling sick, Hope will always be there to take care of them.

The brightly-illustrated, kid-friendly picture book includes an essay about the real S.S. Hope and its service in humanitarian aid projects. Perfect for boat lovers of all ages!

  • Published: 20 July 2021
  • ISBN: 9780823445189
  • Imprint: Holiday House
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 40
  • RRP: $37.00

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