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Rain Tonight: A Story of Hurricane Hazel

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The weather forecast for the evening of October 15, 1954 was simply “rain tonight.” In fact, the hurricane was a devastating one. The storm swept from North Carolina up into Canada. In Toronto, Ontario, the official death count was 81, but it was probably much higher because the many people living in the ravines were not part of the census.

Penny Doucette was 8 years old on the night the storm raged in Toronto. She, her parents, and their elderly neighbor found themselves clinging to the roof of the house as they watched the house next door float away on the swollen Humber River. Augmenting the dramatic story are illustrations, archival photographs, and fascinating information about hurricanes: their causes, their history, and lore.

Published for the fiftieth anniversary of Hurricane Hazel, this is a valuable resource for young readers.

Synopsis:

An account of the 1954 storm that swept from North Carolina up into Canada, as seen through the eyes of an eight-year-old girl in Toronto, Ontario. Augmenting the dramatic story are illustrations, archival photographs, and fascinating information about hurricanes: their causes, their history, and lore.

About the Author

Steve Pitt was born in Weston, Ontario on October 15th, 1954 - the night Hurricane Hazel devastated Southern Ontario. He has been fascinated by the storm ever since. He has been a writer for twenty-five years, during which time he has also worked as a youth outreach worker, a goose rancher, a gold prospector in the Yukon, an armored truck guard, and resort cook. He holds a Master of Divinity degree, two black belts in tae kwon do, and is currently studying to be a chef. His articles have appeared in Canadian Family, Healthwatch, Rotunda, Legion Magazine, The Globe and Mail, and Stitches Magazine. This is Steve Pitts first book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780887766411
Author:
Collins, Heather
Publisher:
Tundra Books
Illustrator:
Collins, Heather
Author:
illustrated by Heather Collins
Author:
Collins, Heather
Location:
Toronto
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Nature / Guide Books
Subject:
Hurricanes
Subject:
People & Places - Canada
Subject:
Nature - Weather/Natural Disasters
Subject:
Hurricane Hazel, l954
Subject:
Hurricane Hazel, 1954
Subject:
General Juvenile Nonfiction
Subject:
Children s-People and Cultures
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
G-2003-63
Publication Date:
20041031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
10 x 8 x 0.15 in 0.25 lb
Age Level:
08-12

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"Synopsis" by , An account of the 1954 storm that swept from North Carolina up into Canada, as seen through the eyes of an eight-year-old girl in Toronto, Ontario. Augmenting the dramatic story are illustrations, archival photographs, and fascinating information about hurricanes: their causes, their history, and lore.
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