- Reading level: Ages 9-12
- Hardcover: 40 pages
- Publisher: Peachtree Publishers (August 1, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1561455911
- ISBN-13: 978-1561455911
About the Author
Myron Uhlberg is the author of several picture books and the adult memoir Hands of My Father: A Hearing Boy, His Deaf Parents, and the Language of LoveÂ¸ which was featured in the Barnes & Noble Discover New Writers Program. He lives in California.
I couldn't pass up this children's book on Net Galley. Hurricane Katrina is one of the most memorable events in my lifetime and probably in most peoples'. The storm has caused the levee to break and young Louis' neighbourhood is quickly flooding. All he do is grab his cornet before they vacate. They escape with their lives on a wooden pallet/raft. They eventually make it to the Superdome. Louis' cornet figures prominently throughout the book. Very realistic children's book to help educate those who were too young to remember. The poignant illustrations portray the story perfectly.
Highly recommend this book for young and old alike.