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Escape from . . . the 1916 Shark Attacks

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Stay out of the water! During the summer of 1916, the "Jersey man-eater"-a great white shark-terrorized the coast of New Jersey. Based on real events, new friends Ed and Mike have to work together to survive one of the deadliest shark attacks in history!

In the blistering summer of 1916, Ed Mitchell is melting in the heat wave boiling New York City. All the city pools are closed because of the polio epidemic, so Ed can't wait to flee to the Jersey Shore and cool off in the ocean. But during his first dip, a great white shark attacks a swimmer and sends the coastline into a panic. Ed is sent away from the shore to visit his aunt in Matawan, New Jersey, where he can stay safe and cool.

In Matawan, Ed meets Mike Anders-a local boy who knows all the best spots in the nearby creek. Mike vows to teach Ed to swim, and Ed promises to help Mike read better. Little do they know, the new friends are about to have the summer of their lives.

The "Jersey man-eater," the dangerous shark who keeps attacking swimmers, is headed right up the coast and into their favorite swimming spot! Will Ed and Mike be able to survive one of the deadliest shark attacks in history?

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