The US Coast Guard Alphabet Book
Jerry Pallotta, author
Jerry Pallotta is the author of more than twenty alphabet books, including The Crab Alphabet Book, The Sea Mammal Alphabet Book, The Icky Bug Alphabet Book, The Butterfly Alphabet Book, and The Beetle Alphabet Book, as well as more than twenty math books, a holiday series, an early-reader series, and a US military series.
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Sammie Garnett, author
Sammie Garnett is a navy wife, mom, grandma, teacher of the year, skydiver, and white-water rafter. Sammie and her husband, Bill, a retired Navy SEAL, have two children, four grandchildren, and one granddog. They live, work, and play in Panama City Beach, Florida, and Murphy, North Carolina.
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Vickie Fraser, illustrator
Vickie Fraser graduated from the University of Central Florida, earning a degree in graphic design. She worked for an air force contractor in Florida and created artwork for the military. Vickie lives in Atlanta with her husband.
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Learn more about the smallest and often under-appreciated branch of the US armed forces that reports to the Department of Homeland Security. Each two-page spread is devoted to defining one or two aspects of the roles the Coast Guard plays in protecting us and the environment. Illustrations are crisp, colorful, and varied and include labeled maps, diagrams, photos, and paintings. For example, U is for uniforms and the accompanying photo shows eight men and women in the uniforms that are tailored for the varied work they do. K is for knot. The text explains a knot as a measure of speed as well as a tool for tying up ropes and the photo illustration labels nine useful knots. Back matter includes interesting statistics about the Coast Guard. On an average day, the Coast Guard conducts 45 search and rescue cases, screens 360 merchant vessels prior to arrival in ports, and investigates 35 pollution incidents in an effort to protect and preserve sea life. In keeping with the motto of the US Coast Guard - Semper Paratus or Always Ready - this book stands ready to explain the important jobs the Coast Guard performs.
Page count: 20
11 x 9