Alexandra Wallner Sergio and the Hurricane

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Sergio and the Hurricane

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Sergio lives in San Juan, Puerto Rico. San Juan is usually sunny and peaceful, but one day the sky grows dark and the ocean gets choppy. A hurricane is coming, and Sergio and his family must prepare for the storm. Sergio is excited at first, but he soon realizes that hurricanes can be dangerous. Through the experiences of one little boy, readers will learn about hurricanes and the damage they can do. And they'll also see how a community can pull together to repair that damage.

With her signature folk-art style and lively text, Alexandra Wallner captures the bright colors and sounds of Puerto Rico and shows young readers what it is really like to live through a hurricane.

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Alexandra Wallner has written and illustrated a number of books for young readers, including An Alcott Family Christmas and Beatrix Potter. She also illustrated A Christmas Tree in the White House by Gary Hines. A graduate of the Pratt Institute in New York City, she lives in Maine with her husband, illustrator John Wallner

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PreSchool-Grade 2-A tale set in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Upon learning that a storm is predicted, Sergio helps his parents get supplies at the market, put up shutters, and store outdoor furniture. He remains excited, even after adults tell him that "A hurricane is a very serious thing." Sergio's home suffers little damage, though the wind gusts up to 170 miles per hour. In the morning, the child views the destruction in his neighborhood and concludes that he will never forget the hurricane, and hopes to never experience another one. The book gives important information about preparing for a storm and describes some of the destruction caused by wind and waves, while gouache illustrations depict Sergio's experiences during the adventure. A concluding page of facts tells how hurricanes form. Surprisingly, evacuation is not mentioned as an alternative, even though Sergio's family lives on the waterfront. Pair this title with Jonathan London's Hurricane! (Lothrop, 1998) to show how different families deal with a deadly storm.
Maryann H. Owen, Racine Public Library, WI
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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