I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005
Series: I Survived (Book #3)
by Lauren Tarshis Illustrated by Scott Dawson
The horror of Hurricane Katrina is brought vividly to life in this fictional account of a boy, a dog, and the storm of the century. Barry's family tries to evacuate before Hurricane Katrina hits their home in New Orleans. But when Barry's little sister gets terribly sick, they're forced to stay home and wait out the storm. At first, Katrina doesn't seem to be as bad as predicted. But overnight the levees break, and Barry's world is literally torn apart. He's swept away by the flood waters, away from his family. Can he survive the storm of the century — alone?
- 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
- Interest Level
- Grades 3 - 7
- Grade Level Equivalent
- Lexile Measure
- Guided Reading
- Scholastic Inc.
- Number of Pages
- Adventure, Historical Fiction
About the Author and Illustrator
Lauren Tarshis Lauren Tarshis is the editor of Scholastic's Storyworks magazine and the author of the I Survived series and the critically acclaimed novels "Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell out of a Tree" and "Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell in Love."
Scott Dawson Scott Dawson is an illustrator of books in the "I Survived" series.