While salvaging and rebuilding in the aftermath of the Galveston flood of 1900, sixteen-year-old Seth proves himself in a way that his previous efforts never could, but he still must face his father man-to-man. Young Hoosier Book Award, 2009-2010, 6-8 Nominee.
News ripped from the headlines: a devastating super hurricane killed over 6000 people and reduced a thriving seaport city of 37,000 to a pile of rubble. Actually, this is an event that happened over one hundred years ago, the 1900 Galveston Storm. This fictional story, told in vivid detail, was inspired by personal accounts of those who survived. The hero of our story is Sixteen year old Seth, who recently moved to prosperous Galveston Texas with his family. Seth wants to be a carpenter, but father is adamant that he become a doctor. Seth survives the storm but is haunted by the sights, sounds and smells that are left in its wake as he searches for family and friends. Seth applies his carpenter skills to rebuilding his family’s home and helping others. Will his father be impressed?
Recommended by: Linda Tegmeyer, Brightwood Branch Library
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