Author Terry Trueman received the Michael L. Printz Honor for his book Stuck in Neutral. Dangerous weather is always a fascinating subject for young readers-and with Hurricane, Trueman offers listeners a thrilling story about a tiny town in Honduras that is about to experience the terrifying force of an enormous hurricane.
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by Terry Trueman
by Eve Bunting
by Will Hobbs
by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
by Jeff Kinney
by Leslie Connor
by Brandon Sanderson
by Margaret Peterson Haddix
"Terry Trueman draws on his knowledge of Honduras, gained when he taught there, to create a compelling story about the impact of Hurricane Mitch, which devastated the Caribbean in 1998. The story's first-person narrator is 13-year-old Jose, who is thrust into the role of man of the house when the storm hits as a result of his father, older brother, and sister being away. Ram—n de Ocampo builds suspense as Jose's village is destroyed by a mud slide and the survivors pool their meager resources to survive until help arrives. De Ocampo fills Jose's voice with all the fear, worry, and courage of a young man thrust too soon into manhood. The only weakness is that de Ocampo gives the Honduran protagonist a Spanish accent only when he speaks proper names. N.E.M. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"
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