The worst hurricane in American history is headed for Maggie's Texas home...
Maggie McKenna loves the sea, as well as swimming in the gulf and walking the seashore with her father. Sharing him with her unborn sibling and Felipe, a hired orphan, seems an impossible task. When Papa takes Mama to Houston to see the doctor, Maggie is left behind. Soon she is facing the battle of her life when one of the most powerful hurricanes of the century ravages Galveston, destroying homes and lives in a powerful and violent flood. Her only chance at surviving is to join forces with Felipe as they try to ride out the storm together.
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.30(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
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Wealthy, twelve-year-old Maggie lives in a large house in Galveston, Texas, with her parents in 1900. Lately, Maggie has felt ignored by her parents. The attention her father gives to Felipe, an orphan boy who does chores for the family, makes her believe he would prefer a son. Now that her mother is pregnant, she fears the new baby will take her place in her parents' hearts. When her father takes her mother to the doctor in Houston, Maggie is left alone with the elderly, sickly housekeeper and the grumpy cook. Even though the town expected a hurricane, it never expected the terrible storm that would hit. Even though she resents him, with the storm raging and the waters rising, Maggie may have to turn to Felipe for help if she is going to survive. I reccomend this book to young readers who like historical disaster stories.