The Great Storm: The Hurricane Diary of J. T. King, Galveston, Texas, 1900

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A teenage boy keeps a diary of events during the devastating hurricane which struck Galveston, Texas, in 1900, and of the rescue operations that followed.

A teenage boy keeps a diary of events during the devastating hurricane which struck Galveston, Texas, in 1900, and of the rescue operations that followed.

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Overview

A teenage boy keeps a diary of events during the devastating hurricane which struck Galveston, Texas, in 1900, and of the rescue operations that followed.

A teenage boy keeps a diary of events during the devastating hurricane which struck Galveston, Texas, in 1900, and of the rescue operations that followed.

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Children's Literature - Shirley Nelson
Book two of "The Lone Star Journals" presents a riveting picture of the 1900 Galveston hurricane through the eyes of thirteen-year-old J.T. King. His entries begin in April 1900 and give the reader insight into J.T.'s life in Galveston. He lives with his grandmother who was forced to turn their home into a boarding house after the death of his grandfather two years earlier. J.T. stays busy with chores, schools, friends, and his new crush on Daisy, the daughter of Galveston's wealthiest man. Even though she is told not to see J.T., Daisy manages to send messages to him. However, their lives change drastically in September when Galveston is ravaged by a terrible storm. Everyone thought the storm would pass by Galveston and thus the locals were not prepared. J.T.'s intuition told him differently and he urges those around him to act. J.T. quickly grows up as he is forced to ensure the safety of his grandmother, Daisy, her mother, and the boarders when their house is destroyed. While all do not survive, many lives are changed positively as social barriers are erased. Actual photographs and historical information add to this riveting fictional account of a devastating storm. Reviewer: Shirley Nelson
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780896724785
  • Publisher: Texas Tech University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2002
  • Series: Lone Star Journals
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,193,516
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 710L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Lisa Waller Rogers is the author of three Lone Star Journal novels for young readers, as well as an anthology, A Texas Sampler. She lives in Austin, Texas.

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