Children's Literature - Phyllis KennemerWith only two weeks of summer vacation left, Wendy receives a letter informing her that she has won the Texas History Essay Contest with her writing about the Galveston Hurricane of 1900. The prize is a trip to Galveston to read the essay for a gathering in the museum. Her three friends in the weather club and their teacher, Mr. Andrews accompany her. After the celebration they hear warnings about Harry approaching and find out that Harry is the name of a hurricane. They go to the shelter at the high school and rescue a puppy caught in the flood outside the door. Harry is a Category 1 Hurricane, so although they have been frightened by the strong winds and rushing water, the damage is not nearly as extensive as that caused by the hurricane in Wendy's report. The author includes facts about hurricanes, hurricane safety tips, and definitions of categories of hurricanes based on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale in a note. It is an enjoyable and informative read for elementary school students, and part of the "Wendy's Weather Warrior" series. Reviewer: Phyllis Kennemer, Ph.D.
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