The horror of Hurricane Katrina is brought vividly to life in this fictional account of a boy, a dog, and the storm of the century.
Barry's family tries to evacuate before Hurricane Katrina hits their home in New Orleans. But when Barry's little sister gets terribly sick, they're forced to stay home and wait out the storm.
At first, Katrina doesn't seem to be as bad as predicted. But overnight the levees break, and Barry's world is literally torn apart. He's swept away by the floodwaters, away from his family. Can he survive the storm of the century -- alone?
Age Range: 7 - 10 years
Grade Level: 2 - 5
Lexile Measure: 590
- Paperback: 112 pages
- Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks; Reissue edition (March 1, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0545206960
- ISBN-13: 978-0545206969
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.5 x 7.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces