|Title:||Close to Shore: The Terrifying Shark Attacks of 1916|
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|Publisher:||Crown Books for Young Readers (April 22, 2003)|
The most frightening animal on earth"Michael Capuzzo has the soul of a novelist; this is not only evident in the dramatic episode which forms the prologue of CLOSE TO SHORE, but also in the flowery and descriptive narrative which occurs in abundance throughout the rest of the book.
Michael Capuzzo, Mike Capuzzo. From School Library Journal Grade 6-10-An adaptation of Capuzzo's adult book, Close to Shore: A True Story of Terror in an Age of Innocence (Broadway, 2001). During the summer of 1916, just as railroad travel enabled city dwellers to make day-trips to the seashore and swimming in the ocean became popular, bathers along the East Coast were frightened away by a series of vicious attacks in the water. Capuzzo describes the shark's quest to satiate his hunger with the flesh of humans, sometimes verging close to anthropomorphism as he builds an atmosphere of suspense about the creature, its wanderings and its means of attack.
Close to Shore" is a detailed, scientific, sociological look at society in 1916 with the added bonus of the focus on reactions to shark attacks. Capuzzo gives us the history behind Benchley's "Jaws," as well as the habits/life cycle of sharks.
Combining rich historical detail and a harrowing, pulse-pounding narrative, Close to Shore brilliantly re-creates the summer of 1916, when a rogue Great White shark attacked swimmers along the New Jersey shore, triggering mass hysteria and launching the most extensive shark hunt in history
The Jersey Shore shark attacks of 1916 were a series of shark attacks along the coast of New Jersey, in the United States, between July 1 and 12, 1916, in which four people were killed and one injured. Since 1916, scholars have debated which shark species was responsible and the number of animals involved, with the great white shark and the bull shark most frequently cited
Close To ShoreThe Terrifying Shark Attacks Of 1916By: Michael Capuzzo. B2A. Broadway Books 2001. Close To Shore takes place along the coast of New Jersey. In the beginning of the book, a man was swimming out into the ocean with his dog. After he thought he had reached a good distance, he came back to the shore, but.
The first recorded shark attacks in the United States happened in the New Jersey shore in July 1916, when a Great White swam to the beaches near Beach Haven and Spring Lake - and, incredibly, to a creek 11 miles inland - and killed four people. Capuzzo draws vivid portraits of the central characters involved (including the shark), and captures the national frenzy caused by the attacks.
This Study Guide consists of approximately 29 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Close to Shore. Print Word PDF. This section contains 458 words (approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page). Close to Shore: The Terrifying Shark Attacks of 1916 Summary & Study Guide Description. Close to Shore: The Terrifying Shark Attacks of 1916 Summary & Study Guide includes comprehensive information and analysis to help you understand the book.