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From Publishers Weekly

Gently illuminated watercolors add luster to this playful tale of two brothers who find that the excitement of a storm is surpassed only by the imaginary adventures it inspires. Ages 5-8.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

From School Library Journal

Grade 1-3?For brothers David and George, the only thing more unforgettable than the gusty storm that assailed their neighborhood for most of one day is the downed giant elm they find the next morning. The formidable tree becomes a vehicle for hours of imaginative play and fanciful excursions. The stuff of boyhood memories.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 460 (What's this?)
  • Series: Read Along Book & CD
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; Pap/Com Re edition (May 5, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0547064330
  • ISBN-13: 978-0547064338
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 10.5 x 14.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #76,775 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A Kid's Review on October 30, 2002
Format: Paperback
The book Hurricane by David Wiesner was an excellent book. It teaches children that you don't have to always have the new hi-tech toys to have fun. All you need is your imagination. I would recommend this book to all ages. It was about 2 brothers who are waiting for a large hurricane to arrive in their town. When the storm finally hits both of the boys get really scared. After the hurricane lets up and is over the boys notice that there is a large tree that fell down right next to their house. It wasn't their tree it was the neighbors but they decided to play on it one day because they were extremely bored. They played on the tree so much that it became their little adventure world. They would spend as much time as they could with that tree. They felt safe and protected when they would play. But one morning the boys awoke to the sound of chainsaws and axes hacking away at what sounded like... A TREE!!! Could it have been their tree???
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A Kid's Review on December 7, 2001
Format: Hardcover
Excellent book about two great boys who lived through a terrible hurricane and almost fell in love with a tree. It had a little sadness and happiness. Great illustrations! One of the best children's books I have ever read! The two boys showed a bunch of love for the tree, unfortunately, it would go in the end. Overall, an excellent book for all ages!!!!!!
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"Hurricane" was more than I expected. Two boys on an adventure after a big storm, and the adventure took place in the neighbor's yard. The illustrations were exceptional and the reading was simple enough for my 7 year old grandson. The memory of this book will remain with the young and old for many years. My grandsons and I have locked this away in our minds as a pleasureable experience. It indeed is a "gold medal" book!
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Hurricane opens with a family preparing for an oncoming storm. Batteries, grocery bags, and cat food lie on the kitchen counter, rain streams down the windowpanes, and two wide-eyed brothers worry over their missing cat. Then, peering through the strips of tape laced over the storm door, they quickly bring him in as debris swirls in the high winds. The family settles into their creaking house, and when the lights go out they gather around the fireplace for supper, while the cat curls in the darkness underneath a chair. Then the children go to bed, carrying a hurricane lamp. They talk about weather planes and how many miles birds might be blown in the wind.

In the morning, the boys discover that one of their two elm trees has fallen into the neighbor's yard, and for several days their imagination transforms the tree into a jungle safari, a sailing vessel, and a spaceship. They settle into the fallen tree as a favorite haunt, and are very disappointed when their neighbor has it removed. But their hopes are revived when another storm starts brewing, and they calculate that if the other elm falls it is likely to land in their own yard.

Throughout the story is a deep sense of serenity: the tape on the storm door forms two silly faces, the children lounge comfortably indoors while gazing at the storm outside, and Mom calmly wraps protective arms around the younger brother while Dad tends the fire. The warmth of the indoor scenes contrasts sharply against the swirling darkness outside. Implicit in this physical security is the certainty that this stable family provides safety in the face of very powerful weather. In the conclusion, the brothers' gleeful anticipation that the second tree may fall helps reinterpret the potentially frightening experience of a hurricane.
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Best children's book author. This isn't my favorite book, but it has some of my favorite illustrations (the two brothers in bed showing the whole room around them, so detailed and evocative). My favorite D. Wiesner book is Flotsam. A perfect book with no words! and gorgeous, inventive illustrations that tell a complex story. Tuesday is another favorite.
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The book is the our favorite of our 3 year old (and ours!). Beautifully illustrated, and the story is perfect for a young boy. It is actually teaching him to use his imagination - we use the storyline during play and have such a fun time with it. I highly suggest this for a boy (or girl, but its a great brother tale) 2 and over.
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totally appropriate in a neighborhood hit hard by hurricaine Sandy. It balances reality and fantasy in such a wonderful way. A lesson in weather science, the coziness of home, and the exploration of the imagination.
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By Amy on April 3, 2013
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For me, I have to admit, it's all about the paintings. Gorgeous.
I'm a huge fan of this writer/illustrator. Always so imaginative, and the realism of the pictures makes it even more believable. He deserves all of the awards he's won, and more.
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