Marvelous Cornelius: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans

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Marvelous Cornelius: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans

by Phil Bildner

Illustrations by John Parra

First Release:

December 2015

ISBN: 9781452125787

Hootie Hoo! Hootie Hooooo!” Every day is “Showtime!” for a spirited sanitation worker in the French Quarter. And after Hurricane Katrina, he and others clean up with his customary gusto. Based on a true story. Author’s note. Pronunciation guide. Full-color illustrations rendered in paint.

  • ISBN: 9781452125787
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Hardcover edition
    Publisher: Chronicle
    Page Count: 44
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 4, Points: 0.5
    Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 2.2, Points: 1
    Lexile: Level: AD620L
    Awards & Honors: 2015 Parents’ Choice Book Awards: Picture Books, Gold
    2016 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, K–2
    2015 Cybils Awards Nomination, Fiction Picture Books
    2016 Golden Kite Award Winner, Picture Book Illustration
    2016 Margaret Wise Brown Award Winner
    ILA Teachers’ Choices, 2016 Reading List
    Children’s Book Committee Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books of 2016, Today
    Genre: Fic
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