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A storm called Katrina

by Uhlberg, Myron.

Format: Book on CD 2012
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Andrew Carnegie Free Library Juvenile Audio E UHLBERG
Location  Andrew Carnegie Free Library
Collection  Juvenile Audio
Call Number  E UHLBERG
A Storm Called Katrina
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* A boy blowing a horn on a flooded street is the evocative cover image of this stirring book, which tells one family's story of Hurricane Katrina. Ten-year-old Louis Daniel listens to the howling wind. His parents think the storm will blow over until it doesn't, and then they have to escape their home. Grabbing his most important possession, his cornet, Louis and his mother ride the high water on a detached porch pushed by Louis' father. Along the way, Louis spies a little terrier floating on a plank. They can't take the dog along, but Louis doesn't forget him as make their way through the flood, finally arriving at the Superdome, where they're told they'll be safe. Once inside, though, they disappear into an inky, stinky arena, where men fight over water bottles. Daddy leaves to look for food and then can't find his way back to his family, but Louis plays his coronet, and the music leads his father to him. In a simple yet powerful ending, the storm has passed, and while others board buses to get out of town, this family stays. The juxtaposition of the understated text and muscular artwork works well. Blues, grays, and browns predominate Bootman's acrylic paintings, which use heavy brushwork to evoke both the force and emotional impact of the storm. A memorable addition to the growing number of books about Hurricane Katrina, this offering personalizes a national tragedy. Information about the storm is appended.--Cooper, Ilen. Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The pair behind Dad, Jackie, and Me turn their attention to the harrowing events of Hurricane Katrina as seen through the eyes of a fictional child. Ten-year-old Louis Daniel is African-American and a horn player like his idol, Louis Armstrong. He goes to bed during a fierce storm and awakens to encroaching water. Bootman's dramatic oil paintings and the boy's first-person narration provide realistic immediacy as the boy's family makes its way through their flooded neighborhood on "a piece of someone's porch that was floating by." Uhlberg hints at the death toll: "[M]y broom hit a pile of clothes. Mama covered my eyes. 'Don't look, Baby,' she said. But I couldn't help looking." The dark-hued, realistic illustrations create a somber mood that refuses to lift even when the family finally reaches the Superdome. The boy's shiny cornet, saved from floodwaters, figures prominently in the family's experience at the chaotic stadium, giving comfort and continuity. Readers are in for a deeply personal and sometimes uncomfortable look at a disaster whose ramifications are still being felt. The book concludes with author notes and several photographs. Ages 7-11. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Hurricane Katrina, 2005 -- Juvenile fiction.
Floods -- Juvenile fiction.
Survival -- Juvenile fiction.
African Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
New Orleans (La.) -- Juvenile fiction.
Publisher Prince Frederick, MD :Recorded Books,2012
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Gill, Brandon, 1987- narrator.
Recorded Books, LLC.
Participants/Performers Narrated by Brandon Gill.
Audience 5 years and up.
Language English
Notes Compact disc.
Title from container.
In container (23 cm.).
"With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking"--Container.
"The same text is on both tracks. Track 2 has page-turn signals"--Container.
Description 1 audio disc (15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 book.
ISBN 9781464020728 (kit)
1464020728 (kit)
9781464020698 (sound disc)
1464020698 (sound disc)
9781561455911 (book)
1561455911 (book)
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