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I Survived Hurricane Katrina 2005
by Lauren Tarshis
PUBL. RECOMMENDED AGE: 8-10
LEXILE READING LEVEL: 590L {what is this?}
PUBLISHER: Scholastic
YEAR PUBLISHED: 2011
NO. PAGES: 112
GENRE{S}: Historical Fiction, Adventure
MAIN CHARACTER GENDER: Male
SERIES: I Survived
ISBN: 0545206960
READ & REVIEWED BY: Shannon - StorySnoop


The Story
I Survived Hurricane Katrina 2005—Book Review

Hurricane Katrina is hurtling toward Barry's home in New Orleans--and quickly. His family makes plans to evacuate but then the unthinkable happens. His sister gets sick as the hurricane approaches, forcing them to stay in their home and ride out the terrible storm. He wonders if the hurricane will be as bad as everyone predicts, but he doesn't have to wonder for long. When the levees break, Barry is swept away by the flood. Will he ever get back to his family? Will this storm ever end?
The Scoop
I Survived Hurricane Katrina 2005—Book Review
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About the series: The I Survived series is geared toward elementary school children and is based on a real life historical events (in this case, Hurricane Katrina). Fictitious characters and plot lines are written to educate kids about these events. The mix of fact and fiction make the series both educational and entertaining and plenty of action and drama is on every page, making this gripping series compulsively readable both for boys and girls. These books are appealing to even the the most reluctant boy reader, from 3rd to 5h grade. You do not have to read this series in order, as every book is based on a different historical event with different characters. About this book: I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 recounts a boy named Barry's experiences during Hurricane Katrina. During the actual storm, Barry is asleep and with his family. After the storm, he is swept away by a flood, but is unharmed and found by a kind stranger. Barry overcomes his fear of the neighborhood bully's pit bull in order to rescue it from imminent death. The book mentions that many people died in this storm, but Barry and his family are fine, other than the fact that their house is destroyed. They move temporarily (with the dog) to New York while their home is rebuilt.
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