Coping with Chaos
For many readers, the appeal of a good adventure story comes from feeling cozy and warm while cheering on characters who face astonishing adversity. Whether it's a clever dog who senses danger or the resilient child who finds a way to survive and thrive after Hurricane Katrina devastates her home, the heroes of these stories offer much to admire while making us extra thankful for our comfort and safety.
Sassy: The Birthday Storm
While in Florida to celebrate her Grammy's birthday, nine-and-a-half-year-old Sassy worries that an approaching hurricane will ruin not only the party, but a nest of sea turtle eggs, as well. Includes facts about hurricanes and sea turtles.
When a tornado touches down in a pond on Farmer Brown's property, it sets off a chain of events among the barnyard animals that soon has every creature displaced, but not unhappy.
Disasters: Natural and Man-made Catastrophes through the Centuries
In this collection of ten well-known catastrophes such as the great Chicago fire, the sinking of the Titanic, and hurricane Katrina, the author explores the causes and effects, as well as the local and global reverberations of these tragic events.
Selvakumar Knew Better
When a giant tsunami approaches his village, seven-year-old Dinakaran is saved by the family dog. Based on a true story; includes facts about the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
Blizzard: The Storm that Changed America
Presents a history, based on personal accounts and newspaper articles, of the massive snow storm that hit the Northeast in 1888, focusing on the events in New York City.
In New Orleans' Ninth Ward, twelve-year-old Lanesha, who can see spirits, and her adopted grandmother have no choice but to stay and weather the storm as Hurricane Katrina bears down upon them.
Discusses where and how hurricanes are formed, the destruction caused by legendary storms, and the precautions to take when a hurricane strikes.
Into the Volcano
While their parents are away doing research, brothers Duffy and Sumo Pugg go with their cousin, Mister Come-and-Go, to Kokalaha Island, where they meet Aunt Lulu and become trapped in an erupting volcano. Presented in comic book format.