Hurricane (Caribbean Modern Classics) (Paperback)

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A lively illustrated masterpiece, this is the gripping story of a natural disaster and the 13-year-old Kingston boy who lives to tell the tale. While holed up in their home, Joe Brown, his sister Mary, and their parents wait for the eye of the hurricane to pass over their home. Outside, a terrifying wind turns trees to splinters, darkness swallows the land, and torrential rains lash the roof. Celebrating Jamaica’s resilience in the face of natural disasters, this account follows the family as they huddle, worry, wait, and hope—together.

About the Author

Andrew Salkey was a writer, a poet, a teacher, and a broadcaster for the BBC on the Caribbean Voices program. As a descendant of Jamaican parents, he was deeply involved in the Caribbean Artists Movement. He is the author of numerous books, including Anancy's Score, Come Home Malcolm Heartland, In the Hills Where Her Dreams Live, and Jamaica.

Praise For…

"Strongly recommended."  —School Librarian

Product Details
ISBN: 9781845231804
ISBN-10: 1845231805
Publisher: Peepal Tree Press Ltd.
Publication Date: May 1st, 2011
Pages: 104
Language: English
Series: Caribbean Modern Classics