I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005

by Lauren Tarshis illustrated by Scott Dawson

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The details in this shocking survival adventure are ripped right from the headline coverage of the most destructive hurricane in U.S.

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Hurricane Katrina is headed for New Orleans, pushing a powerful storm surge toward the low-lying city. Barry's family knows the storm is coming, but his little sister is critically ill and they can't risk evacuation. At first it seems that the Ninth Ward will be safe. But when the levees are breached, the rising waters sweep Barry away from his family. The airwaves are calling it the storm of the century…and if Barry is to survive it, he'll have to survive it alone.
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About this Series

With heart-pounding action and high emotional stakes, this well-researched fiction series brings historical disasters to life through the eyes of people who experience them. Each chapter book puts an ordinary kid in the middle of a terrifying event, from a devastating hurricane to an infamous shipwreck. With determination and a bit of luck, these characters survive dangerous situations, reunite with their friends and families, and start to rebuild their lives.

Told in short, gripping chapters with striking black-and-white illustrations, the I Survived stories keep readers on the edges of their seats as they learn about important current events and moments in history. Thoughtful author's notes provide additional background information, timelines, and research and writing tips.

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Product Details

    • Grades: 3 - 5
    • Ages: 8 - 11
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 112 pages
  • Dimensions: 5 1/4" x 7 5/8"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-0-545-20696-9