by Andrew Salkey
Publication Date: May 01, 2011
List Price: $13.95
Format: Paperback, 104 pages
Target Age Group: Middle Grade
Imprint: Peepal Tree Press Ltd.
Publisher: Peepal Tree Press Ltd.
Parent Company: Peepal Tree Press Ltd.
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“…[Hurricane was] the book that made me want to write. He [Salkey] was the most wonderful writer for children.”—Zadie Smith
A lively illustrated masterpiece, this is the gripping story of a natural disaster and the 13-year-old Kingston boy who lives to tell the tale. While holed up in their home, Joe Brown, his sister Mary, and their parents wait for the eye of the hurricane to pass over their home. Outside, a terrifying wind turns trees to splinters, darkness swallows the land, and torrential rains lash the roof. Celebrating Jamaica’s resilience in the face of natural disasters, this account follows the family as they huddle, worry, wait, and hope together.
- Juvenile Fiction / Nature & The Natural World / Weather
- Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / Caribbean & Latin America
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