I Survived #3: I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 by Lauren TarshisI Survived #3: I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 by Lauren Tarshis

I Survived #3: I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005

byLauren Tarshis

Paperback | March 1, 2011

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The storm of the centruy-and the survival story of a lifetime!

It's the end of August 2005, and a big hurricane is blowing in to New Orleans, Louisiana. Barry's family plans to evacuate the Ninth Ward with everyone else, but when Barry's little sister gets violently ill, they must return to their home and stick out the storm.

At first, everything seems fine. But then the levees break, the water rises, Barry is swept out of his home, and everything changes. Stranded in the floodwaters with no idea where he is and only a stranded dog by his side, Barry must find the courage to survive the storm of the century.

Lauren Tarshis brings history's most exciting and terrifying events to life in this new fictional series. Readers will be transported by stories of amazing kids and how they survived!

Lauren Tarshis is the editor of Scholastic's Storyworks magazine, the author of the critically acclaimed novels Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree and Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell in Love, and the other books in this series, I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912, and I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916. She lives in Connecticut.
Title:I Survived #3: I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 7.58 × 5.27 × 0.29 inPublished:March 1, 2011Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545206960

ISBN - 13:9780545206969

Appropriate for ages: 7


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful series This is another great book in a wonderful series
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A timely read In searching out a weather disaster related book for my grade four class, I was intrigued by this title in a series I'd never heard of before. In its brevity I was concerned it wouldn't have the proper impact that previous novels I'd read to them had but by the end most were riveted by the action and had some degree of empathy for the characters. Considering just about all my students this year were born the same year Katrina hit, I was surprised they could relate. They consider it to be fairly recent despite having taken place their whole lifetime ago. In retrospect I would rather give this chapter book to students for reading independently or in literature circles because it was relatively simple and a very quick read. I do think it's an effective piece for portraying the emotions when faced with tragedy. For that reason I will probably look at one or two other in this series and recommend it to kids who might be interested.
Date published: 2014-10-19

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From I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005:All Barry could see as he clung to the tree was water. The water had washed away his whole neighborhood. He tried hard not to imagine what had happened to his mom and dad and little sister, Cleo.What if they'd all fallen into the water too? What if...Barry was shaking now. Then he heard a new sound, a cracking and groaning. He stared in shock at what was floating in the water.A house.Moving slowly, turning. Its blown-out windows seemed to stare at Barry. The splintered wood looked like teeth in a wide-open mouth.And it was coming right at him.