Zane and the Hurricane: A Story of Katrina

Rodman Philbrick (Author)

Product Details

$7.99  $7.35
Blue Sky Press (AZ)
Publish Date
July 28, 2015
5.2 X 7.4 X 0.7 inches | 0.25 pounds

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About the Author

Newbery Honor author Rodman Philbrick has written more than a dozen novels for young readers. In 1993, he published his first children's book, Freak the Mighty, which became an instant classic, and was made into a feature film. The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg was a 2010 Newbery Honor Book. Philbrick's other acclaimed novels include Max the Mighty, The Young Man and the Sea, The Last Book in the Universe, and Zane and the Hurricane. Philbrick divides his time between Maine and the Florida Keys. You can learn more about him on his website:


Praise for Freak the Mighty

A School Library Journal Best Book for Young Adults
A YALSA Best Book for Young Adults
A YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
An IRA Young Adults' Choices Book
A winner of the Arizona Young Readers' Award, California Young Reader Medal, Charlotte Award, Golden Sower Award (Nebraska), Judy Lopez Memorial Award for Children's Literature (California), Soaring Eagle Book Award (Wyoming)

* Max's description of their friendship . . . is gritty, unsentimental, sparked with Freak's wry verbal wit and Max's earthier humor, and ultimately poignant. Easily read but compelling: an intriguing and unusual story.--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Praise for The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg

A Newbery Honor Book
A Kentucky Bluegrass Award Nominee
An Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award Winner
A New York Public Library's Children's Books 2009: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
A CBC/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2010

* The book wouldn't be nearly as much fun without Homer's tall tales, but there are serious moments, too, and the horror of war and injustice of slavery ring clearly above the din of playful exaggerations.--Publishers Weekly, starred review

Praise for The Young Man and the Sea

A Capitol Choice
A Cooperative Children's Book Center Choice
A School Library Journal Best Book and starred review

Readers will be hooked.--Kirkus Reviews