Marvelous Cornelius: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans

Phil Bildner (Author) John Parra (Illustrator)

Product Details

$16.99  $15.63
Chronicle Books
Publish Date
August 04, 2015
11.1 X 0.5 X 9.5 inches | 1.1 pounds
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About the Author

Phil Bildner is the author of numerous children's picture books and the cocreator of Sluggers, the New York Times bestselling middlegrade chapter book serial. He lives in Newburgh, New York. John Parra is an award-winning illustrator, designer, teacher, and fine art painter. His books have earned starred reviews, the SCBWI Golden Kite Award for illustration, and the International Latino Book Award for Best Children's Book Interior Illustrations. He lives in Queens, New York.


"A fine tribute to an unsung African-American hero."-Kirkus Reviews
"This is a beautiful little book that any young person would love to have. And would be great for any adult to have on their coffee table, another artistic expression of the tens of thousands of stories about Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans."
"A modern day folktale of an ordinary man who helped us become better people through his example."--Books and Whatnot
"Trumpets the power of one person's efforts in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds to inspire an entire community."-Shelf Awareness, starred review
"A stirring story of resilience in the face of adversity."-School Library Journal
"A lovely new American folk tale."--Imagination Soup
"A new American folk hero."-School Library Connection
"Emphasizes the vibrant life before Hurricane Katrina and makes the impact of the terrible flood."-Booklist
"The heroics of a street cleaner - what a refreshing topic."--USA Today