Andrew Higgins built boats that could "crunch through driftwood, bounce over logs, climb a beach" and "wham up on a sloping concrete sea wall." In World War II that was exactly what was needed to get soldiers and tanks from the ocean to land. This biography for young readers is available in bookstores and gift shops.
Andrew Higgins and the Boats That Landed Victory in World War II is a beautiful 32-page book with realistic detailed illustrations in bold colors. It includes a glossary and a historical timeline, as well as a reflective letter to readers from the authors.