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Storm Blown



by
Nick Courage

Edition
Library edition
Publisher
Penguin Random House
Imprint
Delacorte
ISBN
9780525645993
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A little rain and wind don’t worry Alejo—they’re just part of life at the beach. As his padrino says, as long as there are birds in the waves, it’s safe. When people start evacuating, though, Alejo realizes things might be worse than he thought. And they are. A hurricane is headed straight for Puerto Rico.

Emily’s brother, Elliot, has been really sick. He can’t go outside their New Orleans home, so Emily decides to have an adventure for him. She’s on a secret mission to the tiny island Elliot loves. She’s not expecting to meet up with an injured goose or a shy turtle. And nothing has prepared her for Megastorm Valerie. Soon Alejo and Emily will be in Valerie’s deadly path. Who will survive?

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

352

Trim Size

8 1/4"x 5 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

6.6: points 10

Lexile

930L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

16

JLG Release

Oct 2019

Book Genres


Topics

Hurricanes. Refugees. Survival. Friendship. Siblings. Family life. Puerto Rico. New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

School Library Journal*, Booklist

School Library Journal

A suspenseful tale of survival surrounding the fictitious megastorm Valerie. Readers experience the first awakenings of the storm from Alejo’s point of view in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Alejo leaves the comforts of his summer job at a local tourist resort to search for his Padrino, who lives in a neighborhood that threatens to be swallowed by the raging ocean. He steals a van, breaks his wrist, and avoids being washed out to sea. A camera crew on a news helicopter rescues him moments before his home begins to fall apart. Farther north in New Orleans, Emily shares the story of a neighborhood store that is bustling with activity and whose shelves are quickly emptying. While her mother cares for her brother, who is recovering from surgery, Emily visits a park lagoon and some of the wild animals. Tired of getting in the way and being overlooked, she becomes disconnected from phone calls and the rapidly updating news of Valerie’s status from a tropical storm to a megastorm. Told from alternating points of view, the plot unfolds quickly and leaves readers in suspense. Rich with information about birds, their behaviors in response to natural disasters, climate change, and regional life along Hurricane Alley, this title offers numerous opportunities for curriculum connections. Fans of Lauren Tarshis’s “I Survived” series who are ready to move on to lengthier selections will gravitate toward this title. A must-have for all upper elementary/middle grade libraries.

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

A suspenseful tale of survival surrounding the fictitious megastorm Valerie. Readers experience the first awakenings of the storm from Alejo’s point of view in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Alejo leaves the comforts of his summer job at a local tourist resort to search for his Padrino, who lives in a neighborhood that threatens to be swallowed by the raging ocean. He steals a van, breaks his wrist, and avoids being washed out to sea. A camera crew on a news helicopter rescues him moments before his home begins to fall apart. Farther north in New Orleans, Emily shares the story of a neighborhood store that is bustling with activity and whose shelves are quickly emptying. While her mother cares for her brother, who is recovering from surgery, Emily visits a park lagoon and some of the wild animals. Tired of getting in the way and being overlooked, she becomes disconnected from phone calls and the rapidly updating news of Valerie’s status from a tropical storm to a megastorm. Told from alternating points of view, the plot unfolds quickly and leaves readers in suspense. Rich with information about birds, their behaviors in response to natural disasters, climate change, and regional life along Hurricane Alley, this title offers numerous opportunities for curriculum connections. Fans of Lauren Tarshis’s “I Survived” series who are ready to move on to lengthier selections will gravitate toward this title. A must-have for all upper elementary/middle grade libraries.

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