May 21, 2014

Zane and the Hurricane

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Zane and the Hurricane: A Story of Katrina (for ages 9-14) by Rodman Philbrick

Zane Dupree is against the trip to New Orleans (a.k.a Smellyville). Zane’s father died before he was born, so he doesn’t know much about his past. It isn’t until Zane is twelve that his mom finds Miss Trissy, the woman who raised his dad. Zane’s mom wants him to go back to his roots for a week. He only agrees to go if he can bring his best friend, his dog Bandit.

Zane and the Hurricane by Rodman PhilbrickSurprisingly, once he arrives in New Orleans, Zane takes an immediate liking to Miss Trissy. Despite being ancient and not having a working television or air conditioning, Miss Trissy does what she can to make Zane happy. She tells him stories of his dad growing up; they look through old pictures, and they eat ice cream on the porch. The week passes by quickly until word of a hurricane heading their way changes it all.

Once the storm hits, things happen quickly. The whole city becomes flooded and Zane finds himself separated from Miss Trissy and stranded in an attic with Bandit, to be rescued by Mr. Tru and Malvina in a green canoe. They scour the city, hoping to find a place to survive the flooded aftermath of a devastating storm.

Will Zane be able to survive the storm? Will he be reunited with his mom and Miss Trissy? Read and find out! Then leave a comment with your thoughts and feelings below!

—Elysse, STACKS Writer

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  1. dolphinfrost286

    This author also wrote Freak The Mighty, which I would recommend. Freak the Mighty is a book about a boy named Max who has a dad with the Nickname “Killer Kane” and in Jail, so Max lives with his grandparents. He is really tall, and then, some neighbors move in and they have a son named Kevin who is very short and deformed. The two become best of friends. The end is sad, and I encourage people to read it. I also encourage Rodman Philbrook to make a sequel! GOOD BOOK! MUST READ! also, theres a movie, but it’s PG-13 and is somewhat different than the book. But I think the book is better! Read the Book!

  2. Hans

    i am not scared of the storm.
    I am sorry to hear that Zane Dupree’s dad passed away. So i will cherish my relationship with my family.

  3. joyousstrawberry15

    Wow I love hurricanes I’m a geek at weather but not anything else all because I read I might be a meteorologist it all started before my mom had me she was driving home from work and she saw a tornado when she had me I was a girl who liked bad weather but now my favorite hurricane is The Galveston Texas hurricane and Katrina <3 my life TBH (to be honest) I love bad weather I'm not cruel just <3 love it

  4. Ashanty

    Yes,Zane will be able to suvive the storm because Miss Trissy was with her.And because in an attic with Brandit were to be rescued by Mr.Tru and Malvina in a green canoe.My feelings below is that resccued in Zane is so good.I think yes because they are so in love and happy and they will be rescued by them.My fellings are that that taht what happen in the story is so pretty and good.

    1. lindsay

      im a tomboy. ill read any book about someone surviving. but the story was really good!

    1. lindsay

      ill answer that. she…………………………………………………………………………………. did!

  5. Becey

    This book is wow and Is so cool I need to read it it might be cool a little and if it isn’t I’m getting my Money back and I’m just like Zane my dad died before I was born