"The power, danger, and excitement of a hurricane are brought to life in this picture book." (School Library Journal)
Told from the perspective of a boy who witnesses the sky growing ominously purple and rushes to evacuate with his family, Hurricane! is set in Puerto Rico and based on a childhood experience of the author's.
The family huddles together in a shelter while the winds howl. They and their neighbors take solace from gently singing "Silent Night" while waiting out the storm.
The you-are-there immediacy of this picture book, which ends with the family back home on a gorgeous sunny day, allows children to safely experience the drama of surviving a hurricane.
Level 3.5, 0.5 Points
|Grouped Work ID||1aa5b43f-d85a-56d6-0bf2-947c64c65d1e|
|Grouping Author||london jonathan|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-11-10 06:31:49AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-03-20 04:52:32AM|
|author||London, Jonathan, 1947-|
|display_description||A young boy describes the experiences of his family when a hurricane hits their home on the island of Puerto Rico.|
|lexile_code||AD: Adult Directed|
|record_details||ils:a139029|Book|Books||English|Lothrop, Lee & Shepard,|c1998.|1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.|
|subject_facet||Hurricanes -- Juvenile fiction, Puerto Rico -- Juvenile fiction|
|title_full||Hurricane / Jonathan London ; [illustrated by] Henri Sorensen|