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"Beautiful, vivid writing and a power-packed plot . . . I truly loved it." --Lauren Tarshis, bestselling author of the I SURVIVED series
A major hurricane is raging across the southern United States, and two unsuspecting kids are about to have the adventure of a lifetime! Perfect for kids who love high-stakes plots and natural disaster movies, and anyone interested in extreme weather!
A little rain and wind don't worry Alejo--they're just part of life at the beach. As his padrino says, as long as there are birds in the waves, it's safe. When people start evacuating, though, Alejo realizes things might be worse than he thought. And they are. A hurricane is headed straight for Puerto Rico.
Emily's brother, Elliot, has been really sick. He can't go outside their New Orleans home, so Emily decides to have an adventure for him. She's on a secret mission to the tiny island Elliot loves. She's not expecting to meet up with an injured goose or a shy turtle. And nothing has prepared her for Megastorm Valerie. Soon Alejo and Emily will be in Valerie's deadly path. Who will survive?
About the Author
Nick Courage is a New Orleans-born writer and aspiring skateboarder who splits his time between Brooklyn and Pittsburgh, where he lives with his wife and two cats. His work has appeared in the Paris Review and Writer's Digest. When he's not writing (or skating behind the library), Nick likes to ride his bike as far as he can--past the city, to the woods or the beach. Follow his adventures on Instagram and Twitter!
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"Told from alternating points of view, the plot unfolds quickly and leaves readers in suspense… A must-have for all upper elementary/middle grade libraries.” —School Library Journal, Starred Review
"Set against the backdrop of suspense and fear in the face of nature’s wrath, Courage tells a storm-centered adventure, filled with action, danger, and life lessons, about two kids facing more than just a hurricane." —Booklist
“Reminiscent of high-stakes blockbusters, the intense, time-stamped scenes switch back and forth between settings, trying to capture the overwhelming power of the natural world and the futility of humanity's attempts to control it.”--Kirkus
“Readers compelled by vivid detail and the masterful building of suspense will find a lot to enjoy here.” —Bulletin