Jane Sutcliffe Chester Nimitz and the Sea

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Chester Nimitz and the Sea

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Celebrate the exciting life of a World War II naval hero! When Pearl Harbor was bombed, Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt sent Adm. Chester Nimitz to respond. Nimitz was put in charge of all US ships in the Pacific and was commander of the Pacific Fleet at the decisive Battle of Midway. This inspiring biography for young readers traces his remarkable life from his nineteenth-century childhood through his valiant service during World War II.

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The strength of true heroes lies in their loyalty, honesty, and determination. From childhood, it was clear that Chester Nimitz was destined for greatness. Growing up in his grandfather's Steamboat Hotel, Nimitz learned the value of hard work and the importance of answering for his actions. His training and early career were an opportunity for Nimitz to prove his good character. Even when he unintentionally grounded a ship, Nimitz took responsibility and learned from his experiences.
After the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 brought the shadow of World War II to US soil, Nimitz was given command of the United States Pacific Fleet. A rear admiral, Nimitz definitively proved his leadership at the most important battle in the Pacific: the Battle of Midway. By the end of WWII, he was ranked as fleet admiral because of his decisive victories and clever strategies. Stunning illustrations vividly portray the ships and atmosphere of this massive conflict and are accompanied by historic photographs.
Nimitz's heroism, courage, and integrity continue to inspire. Readers young and old will learn from his example.

Jane Sutcliffe is the author of more than two dozen books for young readers, including Leonardo's Monster, also published by Pelican. Fascinated by biographies since she was a child, she has written about Walt Disney, Paul Revere, Amelia Earhart, and John F. Kennedy. Her award-winning historical and biographical articles for children have been featured in such publications as Boy's Life and Highlights for Children.
Sutcliffe is an active member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She lives on a farm in Tolland, Connecticut, with her husband, two sons, and their dog, Willy.

Craig Kodera is a professional artist and retired commercial pilot. Kodera has a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and served in the Air Force Reserve for eight years. His ability to combine his talents in art with his interests in aviation have earned him the R.G. Smith Award for excellence in naval aviation art for 2001 and the Best of the Best award from Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine for 2000. Kodera's work can be found in such locations as the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, the National Naval Aviation Museum, and the San Diego Air and Space Museum.
Kodera grew up with family stories about Adm. Chester Nimitz. For the final eighteen months of World War II, Kodera's uncle, Air Force officer John A. Hilger, served on Nimitz's planning staff before retiring as a brigadier general. Kodera has previously illustrated A Dream of Pilots, published by Pelican. He has served as the charter vice president of the American Society of Aviation Artists and lives in Clermont, Florida.

About the Author:

Jane Sutcliffe is the author of nineteen children's biographies. Her articles have been published in Highlights for Children, Boys' Life, and Appleseeds. She is the author of Leonardo's Monster, also published by Pelican. Fascinated by biographies since she was a child, Sutcliffe has written about Walt Disney, Paul Revere, Amelia Earhart, and John F. Kennedy. She serves as a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, actively participating in the New England chapter. She lives with her family and dog in Tolland, Connecticut.

Craig Kodera is a retired commercial pilot and professional artist. His ability to combine his talents in art with his interests in aviation have earned him the R.G. Smith Award for excellence in naval aviation art in 2001 and the Best of the Best award from Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine in 2000. Kodera is also the charter vice president of the American Society of Aviation Artists and the illustrator of the Pelican title A Dream of Pilots. He lives in Clermont, Florida.

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