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After The Storm is the eagerly awaited sequel to Judith Richards' Summer Lightning, an international best-seller.
Redheaded, freckle-faced Terry Calder has returned to the swamps of the Everglades where he lives in a migratory workers camp with his mother and younger sister.
His idealistic father is in the thick of World War II, "investigating atrocities in Poland." Ten year old Terry has become "the man of the family."
In an engrossing narrative, Terry also becomes the legs for a wounded veteran named Deke, the conscience for an angry Indian boy named Ossie, and sometimes the mind for a gentle friend who accidentally brings tragedy to them all.
"After The Storm...for the kid in everyone." Times Picayune
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After the Storm is a sequel to my much loved novel Summer Lightning, which sold world-wide. I love this book. It stands on its own in story and wonderful characters, whether or not you've read Summer Lightning. However, having read the first book, you will look forward to meeting Terry, the red-headed nemesis of the truant officer in Belle Glade, Florida, again.From School Library Journal:
YA A ten-year-old boy, Terry Calder, who is wildly enthusiastic about everything that grows or moves in the swamps near Lake Okechobee, Florida, becomes friendly with a paraplegic war veteran, Deke, who is cataloging the flora and fauna of the area. Deke's wisdom and special strengths are rare commodities in the late World War II years, when most men, including Terry's father, are overseas. Terry and Deke, along with 16-year-old retarded Lamar and outcast Ossie, a half Seminole Indian, make an endearing, however unlikely and combustible, foursome whose adventurescamping in the swamps, releasing bats in the movie theater, or attending a revival meetingwill captivate readers. An unusual female character, the local ``conjure woman,'' handles snakes and casts spells paid for by the boys, some of which they humorously regret having activated. Readers may be surprised at the richness of themes emerging from what is, on some levels, a ``frogs and snails and puppy dog's tails'' episodic adventure story. Friendship, love of nature, prejudice, and death are explored skillfully in this novel. Keddy Outlaw, Harris County Public Library, Houston
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Book Description Peachtree Pub Ltd. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0934601178 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0518449
Book Description Peachtree Pub Ltd, 1987. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0934601178