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Children's LiteraturePenny Doucette was just a little girl on the night when a simple rain storm turned into a terrifying event for Humber Valley in Toronto, Canada. The author, who was born during this storm, has provided readers with a stirring look at the widespread effect that Hurricane Hazel had on Penny's family and on many other parts of the world. If you have ever been curious about hurricanes, this book will answer many questions that you may have. Numerous sidebars are provided throughout that will engage readers and educators alike with interesting hurricane facts. For example, readers will learn why hurricanes can have "eyes" and "legs" and how hurricanes are named. Photographs are provided that give readers a real sense of the devastation that took place and the impact the storm had on young Penny's life. A wonderful resource for science educators, this book is both informative and entertaining. 2004, Tundra Books, Ages 8 to 12.