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When a storm is raging, David and George are glad to be inside the house, snug and safe. In this spectacular picture book by Caldecott Honor recipient David Wisener, a fallen tree becomes the threshold to the limitless voyage of the imagination, which David and George share as only true friends--and brothers--can. AUTHOR David Wiesner's interest in visual storytelling dates back to high school days when he made silent movies and drew wordless comic books. Received the Caldecott Honor Medal for Free Fall, his first book of his own authorship, in 1989. David won his first Caldecott Medal in 1992 for Tuesday, and he has gone on to win twice more: in 2002 for The Three Pigs and in 2007 for Flotsam. He is only the second person in the award's history to win the Caldecott Medal three times. Ages 5-8 Grades K-3
"We wouldn't wish a real hurricane on children, but this book will give them a taste of the magic of the moment when the lights go out." "Wiesner captures perfectly the aura of a giant storm from a child's perspective. A family weathers a hurricane; the next day, in the post-hurricane yard, the two boys in the family play on a great fallen elm, imagining it to be a jungle, a pirate ship, and a space ship. A handsome book, affording opportunities for sharing fears and dreams of adventure." -- Copyright (c) 1991 The Horn Book, Inc. All rights reserved. Horn Book "We wouldn't wish a real hurricane on children, but this book will give them a taste of the magic of the moment when the lights go out." School Library Journal, Starred
ISBN: 9780395629741 ISBN-10: 0395629748 Audience:
For Ages: 7 - 8 years old For Grades: 2 - 3 Format:
Number Of Pages: 32 Published: 24th August 1992 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 27.1
Weight (kg): 161.0