Philbrick, W. R.
is visiting his great-grandmother in New Orleans when
Hurricane Katrina approaches. While they are evacuating,
his dog, Bandit, runs away, and Zane is separated from
his great-grandmother. Zane must survive the storm
alone. Will he and his dog find his great-grandmother
and make it safely back to his mother in New
Hampshire? (Booktalk by Pennsylvania
Readerís Choice Award Committee)
you enjoy books that keep you on the edge of your seat
and leave you with thoughts and images that stay with
you? Do you like adventure books about kids struggling
for survival in dangerous circumstances? If you answered
yes to these questions, then the book Zane and the
Hurricane by Rodman Philbrick is a book you must pick
up. Zane and Bandit find themselves alone in New Orleans
fighting for survival through Hurricane Katrina. They
are rescued by a man and a girl in a canoe but the
rescue, in this instance, does not mean safety. They
will face horrifying angry snakes, chaos, and some evil
people before their journey is over. How does everything
work out? Read it and find out. (Prepared
by: Leslie Cooper, Stiles Point Elementary,
South Carolina Children's Books Award
In an effort for Zane to get to know his deceased fatherís family, his mother sends him to New Orleans to meet his great-grandmother. Little does she know that she is sending him into one of Americaís worst disasters. The city is preparing for Hurricane Katrina when he arrives and through a series of mishaps, he finds himself and his dog, Bandit, lost in the city when the storm hits. How will Zane and Bandit survive the monster storm that leaves death and destruction in its wake?(Oklahoma Sequoyah Award, 2017)
|SUBJECTS: African Americans -- Fiction.
Hurricane Katrina, 2005 -- Fiction.
New Orleans (La.) -- Fiction.
Racially mixed people -- Fiction.
Survival -- Fiction.