The Night of the Hurricane's Fury

From the Series On My Own History

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 4   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

It’s the summer of 1900, and 10-year-old Robert Pettibone is bored. His parents have sent him to stay with his Aunt Maudie in Galveston, Texas. She doesn’t let him do anything by himself. When a storm comes up, he rushes to the beach to take a closer look. But this is no ordinary storm—it’s an enormous hurricane headed straight for Galveston. Raging winds and rising floodwaters threaten to destroy the entire town. Can Robert and his aunt survive the worst natural disaster in U.S. history?

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978-0-76133-940-3
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978-0-76135-190-0
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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2009
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand On My Own Books
Imprint First Avenue Editions ™, Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2009-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 2.5
Reading Counts! Points 3.0
BISACS JNF007000
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 8.5
Lexile 590
Guided Reading Level M
ATOS Reading Level 3.7
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 128532
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Afterword, Author/Illustrator note, Bibliography/further reading, and Teaching Guides

Illustrator: Paul Tong

Author: Candice Ransom

Candice Ransom is the author of 150 books for children. She holds an MFA from Vermont College and an MA in children's literature from Hollins University. She currently teaches in Hollins University's graduate program in children's literature.

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On My Own History

With striking, full-page illustrations, real and fictionalized characters, and stories featuring events that really happened, these books capture readers’ interest and imagination. View available downloads →