Zane and the Hurricane by Rodman PhilbrickZane and the Hurricane by Rodman Philbrick

Zane and the Hurricane

byRodman Philbrick

Paperback | July 28, 2015

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From the author of Freak the Mighty, a poignant novel set during the horrors of Hurricane Katrina.

Zane Dupree is a charismatic twelve-year-old boy of mixed race visiting a relative in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hits. Unexpectedly separated from all family, Zane and his dog experience the terror of Katrina's wind, rain, and horrific flooding.

Facing death, they are rescued from an attic air vent by a kind, elderly musician and a scrappy young girl--both African American. The chaos that ensues as storm water drowns the city, shelter and food vanish, and police contribute to a dangerous, frightening atmosphere, creates a page-turning tale that completely engrosses the reader.

Basing his novel on the facts of the worst hurricane disaster in US history, Philbrick includes the lawlessness and lack of government support during the disaster as well as the generosity and courage of those who risked their lives and safety to help others. Here is an unforgettable novel of heroism in the face of truly challenging circumstances.

RODMAN PHILBRICK's most recent novel, The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg, received numerous awards and was chosen as a Newbery Honor Book. His first book for young readers, Freak the Mighty, was an immediate bestseller and continues to be a classic, with close to three million copies in print. His highly acclaimed titles inclu...
Title:Zane and the HurricaneFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.58 × 5.24 × 0.44 inPublished:July 28, 2015Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0545342392

ISBN - 13:9780545342391

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Praise for Zane and the Hurricane:* "Zane's first-person account is tense and authentically youthful . . . [and Philbrick] vividly portrays the destruction and multitude of threats facing citizens stuck in the city, along with undercurrents of racial and social tension that didn't wash away with the levees." -Publishers Weekly, starred review* "An appropriately serious and occasionally gruesome tale of surviving Hurricane Katina, buoyed by large doses of hope and humor." -Kirkus, starred review* "Vivid descriptions of the toxic waters, the commotion at the Superdome, and racial tension are handled factually yet sensitively." -School Library Journal, starred review"The tight prose, harrowing pace, and resonant relationships will appeal to a broad audience." -Booklist"Philbrick writes with a taut pace, turning the realities of the Katrina disaster into a grim, absorbing adventure that incorporates the infamous details without forcing documentary into the story." -Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books