Sergio and the Hurricane
By Alexandra Wallner
(Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), Hardcover, 9780805062038, 32pp.)
Publication Date: July 25, 2006
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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Sergio lives in San Juan, Puerto Rico. San Juan is usually sunny and peaceful, but one day the sky grows dark and the ocean gets choppy. A hurricane is coming, and Sergio and his family must prepare for the storm. Sergio is excited at first, but he soon realizes that hurricanes can be dangerous. Through the experiences of one little boy, readers will learn about hurricanes and the damage they can do. And they'll also see how a community can pull together to repair that damage.
With her signature folk-art style and lively text, Alexandra Wallner captures the bright colors and sounds of Puerto Rico and shows young readers what it is really like to live through a hurricane.
Alexandra Wallner has written and illustrated a number of books for young readers, including An Alcott Family Christmas and Beatrix Potter. She also illustrated A Christmas Tree in the White House by Gary Hines. A graduate of the Pratt Institute in New York City, she lives in Maine with her husband, illustrator John Wallner
“Wallner’s gentle tale about a San Juan family surviving the storm gives the subject the weight it deserves without being didactic or sensational.”—The Horn Book Guide