Title: Hurricane
Author: David Weisner
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: 1990
Genre: Picture Book, Fiction
Audience: Gr. 3, 4, 5

Overview: In this captivating story, brothers David and George experience a hurricane. They stay inside with their family all evening and wait to explore the outdoors in the morning. They find an elm tree has fallen in their neighbor’s yard. Using their imaginations, they go on many journeys as the tree becomes a ship, a rocket, and a hiding place. But one day, men come to cut the tree with chain saws. What will the boys do?

Activity: Have the students pretend that they are on an adventure in the tree. Ask them what the tree would turn into and have them draw a picture of it. After, students can write a short paragraph explaining what they would do on their journey in the tree.

Reviewer’s Name: Megan Wise