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When a tornado watch is issued one Tuesday evening in June, twelve-year-old Dan Hatch and his best friend, Arthur, don’t think much of it. After all, tornado warnings are a way of life during the summer in Grand Island, Nebraska. But soon enough, the wind begins to howl and the lights and telephone stop working. Then the emergency siren starts to wail. Dan, his baby brother, and Arthur have only seconds to get to the basement before the monstrous twister is on top of them. Little do they know that, even if they do survive the storm, their ordeal will have only just begun.

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  • “Exciting and fast paced. Readers will eagerly follow Don and Arthur from beginning to end.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Based on a 1980 disaster in which a series of tornadoes devastated a Nebraska town. The first-person narration heightens the drama, and the pace does not slacken until the end, when the community begins to rebuild itself'.”

    Booklist

  • “Narrator Riley Dugan is outstanding as the multitude of diverse and colorful characters who inhabit this 1980s story. Before the storm we meet Aunt Goldie, Mrs. Smiley, Don's baby brother, even Jimmy Carter is mentioned. As the boys demonstrate small-town life, they help and are helped by numerous people because when you yell help, everyone becomes your neighbor, including Mennonites and people from Texas. Dugan perfectly captures young innocence and excitement while elderly wisdom and resignation keep things real. This action-packed coming-of-age story will captivate young listeners.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Angela | 3/27/2011

    " Great story for young readers. One of my childhood favorites. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Michelle | 3/23/2011

    " Another Battle of the Books read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alexxa | 1/27/2011

    " Very intense! I love books where things are actually possable, it makes it even more thrilling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rose | 1/14/2011

    " Good story about the seven tornadoes that struck Grand Island, Nebraska on June 4, 1980. Dan Hatch recounts the events leading up to the "black letter" day when 7 twisters struck his home town. Fast paced story that 4 & 5 graders will enjoy. "

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