by Patricia Lakin, Vanessa Lubach

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Children's Literature
A young girl and her father take refuge in their beach cottage during a raging hurricane in this expertly written book. The protagonist learns firsthand about the devastation a hurricane can wreak as she watches fierce winds uproot trees, crumble houses and jolt power lines. Readers will feel as if they are living through this experience with her. The story opens with the young girl and her father arriving at the beach for their annual summer vacation. When news of Hurricane Bob reaches them, they pack loose items away, tie down the picnic table and tape up the windowpanes. As in real life, they rush to the supermarket for emergency supplies and watch neighbors close to the beach evacuate their homes. The author has written a convincing story, which is enhanced by superb illustrations. Two pages of hurricane facts are presented at the back of the book. 2000, The Millbrook Press, $21.90. Ages 4 to 9. Reviewer: Jeanne K. Pettenati
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-A young girl vacationing with her father at their beach cottage helps prepare for a pending storm. When Hurricane Bob hits with all its fury, she watches in alarm from the window as the wind and rain wreak havoc outside. Finally it subsides, and life returns to semi-normal as the clean-up operation begins the next day. This realistic story is enhanced with finely drawn illustrations of the landscape and people involved before, during, and after the storm. Pair it with Corinne Demas's Hurricane! (Marshall Cavendish, 2000), about the same event and with a similar reassuring tone.-Sally R. Dow, Ossining Public Library, NY Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

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Lerner Publishing Group
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Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
5 - 9 Years

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