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Zane and the Hurricane: A Story of Katrina by Rodman Philbrick

Newbery Honor author Rodman Philbrick presents a gripping yet poignant novel about a 12-year-old boy and his dog who become trapped in New Orleans during the horrors of Hurricane Katrina.

Zane Dupree is a charismatic 12-year-old boy of mixed race visiting a relative in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hits. Unexpectedly separated from all family, Zane and his dog experience the terror of Katrinas wind, rain, and horrific flooding. Facing death, they are rescued from an attic air vent by a kind, elderly musician and a scrappy young girl--both African American. The chaos that ensues as storm water drowns the city, shelter and food vanish, and police contribute to a dangerous, frightening atmosphere, creates a page-turning tale that completely engrosses the reader. Based on the facts of the worst hurricane disaster in U.S. history, Philbrick includes the lawlessness and lack of government support during the disaster as well as the generosity and courage of those who risked their lives and safety to help others. Here is an unforgettable novel of heroism in the face of truly challenging circumstances.
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Zane and the Hurricane

Zane and the Hurricane

Rate this book. Newbery Honor author Rodman Philbrick presents a gripping yet poignant novel about a year-old boy and his dog who become trapped in New Orleans during the horrors of Hurricane Katrina. Zane Dupree is a charismatic year-old boy of mixed race visiting a relative in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hits. Unexpectedly separated from all family, Zane and his dog experience the terror of Katrina's wind, rain, and horrific flooding. Facing death, they are rescued from an attic air vent by a kind, elderly musician and a scrappy young girl - both African American.

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JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. Zane is just getting to know his New Orleans grandmother when Hurricane Katrina forces them to evacuate. But his beloved dog leaps out of the van—and Zane goes after him. Katrina time line. Silver Meadows Summer. The Next Great Paulie Fink.

The father was in the wrong place at the wrong time. The same can be said of the son, it would seem, when he is sent to New Orleans in late August , along with his dog, Bandy. Miss Trissy, leaning on two canes, meets him at the airport. The Good Lawd has given me a great gift. Thank you Lawd!

Sign up for our newsletters! Unbelievably, August will mark the nine-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. For those who experienced Katrina firsthand it is likely to feel like it happened just weeks ago, especially as many are still trying to recover. For the millions of us who watched Katrina and its aftermath unfold via our televisions, or at least for myself, the images remain as vivid to me today as the first time I saw them. For us, the stories of Hurricane Katrina exist under the label of contemporary realistic fiction. However, for many young readers, Katrina occurred before they existed or before they had solid memories of the world. Zane protests to no avail, but is eventually allowed to bring his dog and best friend, Bandit, along for the trip.

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