A taste of the magical moment
when the lights go out
Take two boys, a ferocious storm, and a towering elm,
and youve got prime material for imaginative play, David Wiesner
style. Hurricane is the semi-autobiographical story of two
brothers who use a tree felled by a storm as the jumping-off place
for wonderful games of make-believe. Even when the tree is cut up
and hauled away, ending those games, the adventurous spirit fostered
by the fallen giant remains.
. . . Another work to delight
children and spark their imaginations. Wiesners detailed, exquisitely
rendered paintings draw the reader into his story of a hurricanes
progress with all the sweep and immediacy of a film sequence. . .
. This is an exuberant, absorbing slice of life. Publishers Weekly
This picture book explores
imaginative extensions of reality, but is all the more involving
for its basis in ordinary life. . . . Robust and real, this one
is guaranteed to get them outdoors.
Bulletin of the Center for Childrens Books
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