Harry and the Hurricane: A Boy Faces Terror ... And Finds the Power of Love

Harry and the Hurricane: A Boy Faces Terror ... And Finds the Power of Love


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"A dramatic and absorbing tale of a historic storm."Kirkus Reviews

Seven-year-old Harry loves his new tropical paradise. Miami had the puffiest clouds ever, an ocean air that spoke of life teeming beneath the waves and, best of all, a new puppy. This was way better than Detroit!

That is, until a deadly hurricane packing 150 mile-per-hour winds crashed ashore. Almost everyone was asleep and caught off guard. Then, in the light of dawn, when they thought the storm had passed, Harry and his new dog, Patches, find themselves in the middle of the monster again—and this time, they are alone.

Harry and the Hurricane is based on a true story about the author's father as a young boy and one of the worst storms to hit Southeast Florida—The Great Miami Hurricane of 1926.

It is the story of a young boy who faces terror…and finds the power of love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781943995967
Publisher: Arts Audience Research, LLC
Publication date: 04/08/2019
Pages: 106
Sales rank: 200,283
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.22(d)
Age Range: 13 - 16 Years

Table of Contents

Night Terrors … 9

The Surge Comes to Miami … 13

Riptide on the Rails … 17

Magical New World … 19

Lost and Found … 21

Me and Miami … 24

Overcast … 28

Sunlight … 30

Dempsey and Me … 35

Putting My Dad Against the Ropes … 37

Early to Mid-September, 1926 … 41

Friday Afternoon, September 17, 1926 … 47

Saturday Morning, 2 A.M., September 18, 1926 … 48

If I Should Die Before I Wake … 54

My New World … 56

Assessing the Damage … 61

Deception … 62

The Eye in the Sky … 66

Tin-Can Refuge … 69

Stillness in a Raging Tempest … 70

Bam! Bam! Bam! … 71

I Am Spent … 73

Harry Years Later—2006 … 74

Afterword … 79

Epilogue … 81

Photos from Berg Family Archives … 86

Acknowledgments … 92

References … 97

The Storytellers … 104

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