I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 (I Survived Series #3) [NOOK Book]

Overview

The horror of Hurricane Katrina is brought vividly to life in this fictional account of a boy, a dog, and the storm of the century.

Barry's family tries to evacuate before Hurricane Katrina hits their home in New Orleans. But when Barry's little sister gets terribly sick, they're forced to stay home and wait out the storm.

At first, Katrina doesn't seem to be as bad as ...
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I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 (I Survived Series #3)

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Overview

The horror of Hurricane Katrina is brought vividly to life in this fictional account of a boy, a dog, and the storm of the century.

Barry's family tries to evacuate before Hurricane Katrina hits their home in New Orleans. But when Barry's little sister gets terribly sick, they're forced to stay home and wait out the storm.

At first, Katrina doesn't seem to be as bad as predicted. But overnight the levees break, and Barry's world is literally torn apart. He's swept away by the floodwaters, away from his family. Can he survive the storm of the century -- alone?
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Karen Leggett
Both reluctant and eager readers may indeed choose this book because of its cover (by Steve Stone): intense and imminent danger confront a terrified boy and his dog as the jagged remains of a house come rushing toward them in the water. The story inside won't disappoint. This title in the "I Survived" series offers fast dialogue, faster action, threats—not only from Hurricane Katrina but a neighborhood bully and his "killer" dog—and the compelling example of a boy who finds strength and courage he never knew he had. Readers are pulled along with 11 year old Barry Tucker's family as the water rises in the Lower Ninth ward of New Orleans. Should they try to stick it out or leave town? Once they leave, should they return home because Barry's little sister is so sick and the line of cars so long? And what about that jagged house crashing through the water toward Barry? There are heroes and heroines in this fictional account just as there were during the real hurricane. There are several pages of interesting facts about Hurricane Katrina, as well as an author's note posing questions without an answer: why wasn't more done to make the levees stronger? Why was help so slow to arrive? The questions are valid but teachers or parents may need to help young readers discuss possible answers and relate the situation to their own lives. Other titles in the "I Survived" series include The Sinking of The Titanic, 1912 and The Shark Attacks of 1916. Reviewer: Karen Leggett
Kirkus Reviews - Kikus Reviews

Tarshis (I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912, 2010, etc.) again transforms a historical event into a fast-paced adventure story appropriate for lower elementary students. This tale begins on that fateful day, Monday, August 29, 2005. Eleven-year old Bobby Tucker is hanging on to an oak tree trying to survive the floodwaters in the Lower Ninth Ward. After the dramatic opening scene, readers are taken back one day in time, to August 28. Life in the Lower Ninth is humming along as usual that day—Bobby and his friend Jay excitedly planning to send in an entry to a nationwide Create a Superhero contest—until evacuation orders convince Bobby's family to head of town. Unfortunately, Bobby's little sister gets so ill that the family has to return home and try to ride out the storm. The author's research and respect for the survivors of Katrina make this a realistic and gripping account that steers clear of sensationalism and sentimentality. Following the main text are "After the Storm: Questions about Katrina" and "Facts about Hurricane Katrina," both ideal for setting young readers who have been enthralled by Bobby's story on a path to discovering more about the true story of Katrina and its aftermath. (Historical fiction. 7-10)

Kirkus Reviews

Tarshis (I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912, 2010, etc.) again transforms a historical event into a fast-paced adventure story appropriate for lower elementary students. This tale begins on that fateful day, Monday, August 29, 2005. Eleven-year old Bobby Tucker is hanging on to an oak tree trying to survive the floodwaters in the Lower Ninth Ward. After the dramatic opening scene, readers are taken back one day in time, to August 28. Life in the Lower Ninth is humming along as usual that day—Bobby and his friend Jay excitedly planning to send in an entry to a nationwide Create a Superhero contest—until evacuation orders convince Bobby's family to head of town. Unfortunately, Bobby's little sister gets so ill that the family has to return home and try to ride out the storm. The author's research and respect for the survivors of Katrina make this a realistic and gripping account that steers clear of sensationalism and sentimentality. Following the main text are "After the Storm: Questions about Katrina" and "Facts about Hurricane Katrina," both ideal for setting young readers who have been enthralled by Bobby's story on a path to discovering more about the true story of Katrina and its aftermath. (Historical fiction. 7-10)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545414890
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/2011
  • Series: I Survived Series , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 24,080
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author


Lauren Tarshis is the editor of Scholastic’s 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.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2012

    Action packed

    Once i picked.this book up i couldnt put it down!

    15 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2012

    what i read

    (:from what i read... this book is soooooooo coool and i only read 5pages.... and i read it from a friend while waiting to get back to class best of all i LOVE the author she is a really good one:) - u dont know me :D

    9 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2012

    Very good book but sad a little

    Iv read this book alot of times and i still love reading it! Its really sad because so many people lost there lives plus and most important animals too

    8 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    I survived hurricane katrina

    Im only half way done with this book and i love it ive read all of the other books and they are awesome!

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2012

    Great book

    I love the i survived books i already all the other i survived books

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2012

    I survived

    Really good book !
    Kids will love it! Its amazing!!!!!!!!!!!

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2012

    Katrina

    I survived it too!

    4 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2011

    I Survived..

    I Survived is one of my FAVORITE book series, ever! You should really read all of the books because I bought it and have the whole series. If you're someone who likes historical fiction, action, and a little mystery, this is a book for you! I will be making more comments on HIT book series. Stay tuned for my next Review & Rate!
    ~ T@¿|¿¿

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2012

    From Jamila Williams

    REALLY GOOD BOOK

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2012

    I love it

    This is the best book ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2012

    Great book

    My favorite book at the time

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2013

    If you are thinking of getting this book stop thinking and buy the book it is awesome!

    This book rocks!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2013

    Reply

    The person that said it sucks i think is being a littel harsh

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2013

    Love it

    This book is so good...i love it

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2013

    !!!!!

    I was there i survived!

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2013

    Josh

    I didnt evan read this book an its so cool

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2012

    Best book ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Book was so intresting when the kid found the dog(sary for spoiler) : (

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2012

    HASAN

    I HATE THE BOOK!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2012

    Beest book every

    It teel you a lot an a thrilling andevcher!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2011

    Awesome

    One of the best books I've ever read

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