Nosey’s Wild Ride on the Belle of Louisville Second Edition is a marvelous and award-winning story about a steamboat on the Ohio River, the Belle of Louisville, the only steamboat in the country built during the Great Steamboat Era (1820s to the 1920s) that is still cruising!
Set in modern times, a mischievous cat wanders on board the Belle and leads four children on a wild chase, causing pandemonium wherever he goes. In turn, the children learn what makes a steamboat unique.
This delightful book includes the signature illustration style of award-winning artist Susan Andra Lion, as well as a Seek N’ Find activity for young readers. Both children and adults will enjoy this historically accurate and highly informative book about one very special steamboat — the Belle of Louisville.
“Four young friends decide to take a trip together on the Belle of Louisville, a Mississippi River steamboat. But when they spot a stray cat on the gangway, what they believed would be a leisurely outing turns into a wild ride. The cat, which they name “Nosey” takes the four friends all around the magnificent boat as they witness the mischievous cat getting into all sorts of trouble. As young readers get caught up in the excitement, they are introduced to various parts of the boat along with some interesting steamboat facts and terminology. Fascinating details, such as how the boat’s calliope operates, are skillfully woven into this whimsical tale which is sure to be a hit with young audiences. Illustrations by Susan Andra Lion include fun depictions of Nosey and his new friends as well as interesting diagrams showing the parts of the boat that keep it operating smoothly. Author Martha Driscoll’s Nosey’s Wild Ride is recommended for home and school libraries.” Literary Classics Book Reviews
Written by Martha Driscoll, Illustrated by Susan Andra Lion. Paperback, 11 x 8.5 inches, 32 pages. Full color throughout.
Published by Driscoll Publishing
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