The night of the hurricane is one that David and George will never forget. Even though they were safe inside with their mom and dad and Hannibal the cat, the raging winds outside could put fear into the most fearless. The next day, though, was even more memorable. A fallen tree became the threshold of limitless voyages of the imagination - voyages the two brothers shared as only close friends can.
When a storm is raging, David and George are glad to be inside the house, snug and safe. In this spectacular picture book by Caldecott Honor recipient David Wisener, a fallen tree becomes the threshold to the limitless voyage of the imagination, which David and George share as only true friends--and brothers--can.
David Wiesner has won the Caldecott Medal three timesfor Tuesday, The Three Pigs, and Flotsamthe second person in history to do so. He is also the recipient of two Caldecott Honors, for Free Fall and Mr. Wuffles. Internationally renowned for his visual storytelling, David has brought his artistry and his fascination with undersea life to a new genre, the graphic novel. He lives near Philadelphia with his family.
"Wiesner captures perfectly the aura of a giant storm from a child's perspective. A family weathers a hurricane; the next day, in the post-hurricane yard, the two boys in the family play on a great fallen elm, imagining it to be a jungle, a pirate ship, and a space ship. A handsome book, affording opportunities for sharing fears and dreams of adventure." -- Copyright © 1991 The Horn Book, Inc. All rights reserved. Horn Book
"We wouldn't wish a real hurricane on children, but this book will give them a taste of the magic of the moment when the lights go out." School Library Journal, Starred
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