Alpha, Bravo, Charlie: The Complete Book of Nautical Codes
Alpha, Bravo, Charlie: The Complete Book of Nautical Codes
Alpha, Bravo, Charlie: The Complete Book of Nautical Codes
Alpha, Bravo, Charlie: The Complete Book of Nautical Codes
Alpha, Bravo, Charlie: The Complete Book of Nautical Codes
Alpha, Bravo, Charlie: The Complete Book of Nautical Codes
Alpha, Bravo, Charlie: The Complete Book of Nautical Codes
Alpha, Bravo, Charlie: The Complete Book of Nautical Codes

Alpha, Bravo, Charlie: The Complete Book of Nautical Codes

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Author: Gillingham, Sara

Brand: Phaidon Press

Edition: Brdbk

Features:

  • PHAIDON

Binding: Hardcover

Number Of Pages: 120

Release Date: 23-05-2016

Details: Product Description A graphically stunning, first-ever volume of nautical codes for children Towner Award (WA) for Informational Text Nominee This stunning visual refence is an introduction to maritime communication through nautical flags, along with morse code, the phonetic alphabet, and semaphore signaling. Today's system of international maritime signal flags was developed in the 19th century, and is still used for communication between ships, or between ship and shore. Each flag, boldly colored for visual distinction at sea, stands for a letter as well as a phrase relevant to seafaring. The resulting code is both beautiful and functional, inviting readers to code and decode messages of their own! Created for ages 6-8 years From School Library Journal Gr 2–6—Nautical codes, flags, and signals presented with examples of the boats and ships that might use them make this a unique and engaging reference for lower and upper elementary students. Letter by letter, A to Z, each nautical signal flag is listed with its name, its current meaning, and a short description of a likely situation for its use. Each explanation repeats the use of the phonetic alphabet word (e.g., DELTA) several times and is followed by a full-page rendering of the flag. (The A and B flags have the appropriate V-shaped cutout on the right.) The page immediately after that includes, again, the phonetic alphabet word, the Morse code sound and light signal, semaphore positions (sketched with a sailor with flags), and a short description of a boat or ship that might make use of the signal. The bold colors of the signal flags are carried throughout the volume, making for a lively design. The repetition of the phonetic alphabet word supports learning, and the images of the boats and ships—from diving boats and private yachts to submarines, tankers, and car carriers—add informational appeal. VERDICT More substantial than Chris L. Demarest's Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, this selection stresses civilian rather than military uses and is appropriate for slightly older readers. Highly recommended for school and public libraries.—Kathleen Isaacs, Children's Literature Specialist, Pasadena, MD Review "Packs quite a pleasurable wallop... For ship-loving children-and those of any age who revel in cracking codes and learning how symbol systems work- Alpha, Bravo, Charlie will be an absolute treasure." —The New York Times "Visually stunning and has that rare combination of education, humour and interest for all." —Smallish "Created and illustrated with vintage charm by Sara Gillingham, this elegant book details four means of maritime communications... This is the sort of book that will lead 6-11-year olds straight into imaginative play." —The Wall Street Journal "Could easily be used for secret communications between young friends (six to eight years old) determined to keep adults in the dark!" —Huffpost Parents "A handsomely designed alpha-to-zulu overview of nautical codes... In a lovely addition, the flags themselves are bound between the facing pages, printed on paper with a linen-y texture. It's a fascinating and accessible tour of nautical communication past and present." —Publishers Weekly "Beautiful and functional, invite[s] readers to code and decode messages of their own." —The Review Wire "The bold colors of the signal flags are carried throughout the volume, making for a lively design. The repetition of the phonetic alphabet word supports learning, and the images of the boats and ships... add informational appeal... Highly recommended for school and public libraries." —School Library Journal "Visually arresting... Any child with a love of boats will find this hugely fascinating." —City Kids "Bright flags, boating lingo and fun facts about boats of all shapes and sizes make this the kind of book that could occupy a kid again and again." —Atlanta Parent "A wonderful introduction to all things seafaring... A visually delicious book that is neat, polished and fasci

Package Dimensions: 11.2 x 9.1 x 0.7 inches

Languages: English