Carrie and the Great Storm: A Galveston Hurricane Survival Story (Girls Survive)

by Jessica Gunderson (Author) Matt Forsyth (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade
Series: Girls Survive
Twelve-year-old Carrie is excited to spend the night at her best friend Betsy's house one Saturday night in the turn of the century Galveston, Texas. But when her parents receive a last-minute invitation to a high-society party, they insist Carrie stay home to babysit her little brother, Henry. Despite a storm brewing -- and Carrie's protests over the change in plans -- her parents go to the party. As the storm approaches, the streets begin flooding. Henry is scared, and Carrie tries to calm him. But then hurricane hits, and the house is shaken from its foundation. Carrie must make some quick decisions to save herself and her little brother from the Great Galveston Hurricane. Readers can learn the real story of the Galveston Hurricane of 1900 from the nonfiction backmatter in this Girls Survive story. A glossary, discussion questions, and writing prompts are also provided.

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Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9781496583857
Lexile Measure
490L
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Stone Arch Books
Publication date
August 20, 2019
Series
Girls Survive
BISAC categories
JUV016150 - Juvenile Fiction | Historical | United States - 20th Century
JUV001010 - Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure | Survival Stories
JUV014000 - Juvenile Fiction | Girls & Women
JUV029030 - Juvenile Fiction | Nature & the Natural World | Disasters
Library of Congress categories
History
Brothers and sisters
20th century
Survival
Texas
Floods
Galveston
Hurricanes
Galveston (Tex.)

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