|Hurricane Katrina, 2005
Contributor(s): Tarshis, Lauren, Dawson, Scott (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0545206960 ISBN-13: 9780545206969
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: March 2011
Annotation: Eleven-year-old Barry Hunter and his family attempt to ride out Hurricane Katrina at home in the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans when his little sister gets ill, but when the levees break, Barry gets swept away from his family.
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|Library of Congress Subjects: |
- Hurricane Katrina, 2005; Juvenile fiction.
- Hurricane Katrina, 2005; Fiction.
- Floods; Fiction.
|BISAC Categories: |
- Juvenile Fiction | Historical | United States
- Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure | Survival Stories
|Academic/Grade Level: Grade 3-4, Age 8-9|
|Series: I Survived|
|Book type: Juvenile Fiction|
|Physical Information: 7.50" H x 5.25" W x 0.25" (0.20 lbs) 95 pages|
|Accelerated Reader Info|
|Quiz #: 143177
Reading Level: 4.0 Interest Level: Middle Grades Point Value: 2.0
|Scholastic Reading Counts Info|
|Quiz #: Q51081
Reading Level: 3.3 Interest Level: Grades 3-5 Point Value: 5.0
|Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Contributor Bio(s): IV>Lauren Tarshis is the editor of Scholasticís Storyworks magazine and group editorial director for language arts for Scholastic classroom magazines, in addition to being the author of the I Survived series and the critically acclaimed novels Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree and Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell in Love. She lives in Westport, Connecticut, and can be found online at www.laurentarshis.com.
Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2011 Fall)
The book begins on a terrible Monday in August, 2005, with eleven-year-old Barry Tucker clinging to a tree as Hurricane Katrina ravages New Orleans. The text then backs up to tell of Barry's family's attempt to escape the city and how everyone weathered the storm. Accessible writing and fast pacing will appeal to reluctant readers. Shadowy black-and-white illustrations enhance the story. Copyright 2011 Horn Book Guide Reviews.
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