What Was Hurricane Katrina?
On August 25th, 2005, one of the deadliest and most destructive hurricanes in history hit the Gulf of Mexico. High winds and rain pummeled coastal communities, including the City of New Orleans, which was left under 15 feet of water in some areas after the levees burst. Track this powerful storm from start to finish, from rescue efforts large and small to storm survivors’ tales of triumph.
Age Range: 8 - 12 years Grade Level: 3 - 7 Lexile Measure: 0880 Series: What Was...? Paperback: 112 pages Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap; Dgs edition (August 11, 2015) Language: English
About Robin Koontz (Ann Arbor, Michigan Author)
I began my freelance career as a hopeful illustrator and production artist after quitting college in 1974. Eventually I published my first picture book, Pussycat Ate the Dumplings, in 1987. I am now the author and/or illustrator of scores of trade and educational novelty books, early readers, picture books, nonfiction, middle grade fiction, and classroom supplemental materials for K-12.
In addition to writing and illustrating for the children’s book market, I have published articles in National Geographic’s Extreme Explorer, Harrowsmith, KNOW, Ruralite and Bats magazines. I have been a regular education blogger for Kids Discover.
My other recent titles are: WHY DO ANIMALS HIDE? Rourke Publishing – August 2016 WHY DO ANIMALS SOUND LIKE THAT? Rourke Publishing – August 2016 – Author POOP IS POWER! Rourke Publishing – January 2016 OUR PLACE IN SPACE Rourke Publishing – January 2016 ROBOTICS IN THE REAL WORLD (Stem in the Real World) Powerkids Press – January 2016 – Author MARINE BIOLOGISTS, ENTOMOLOGISTS, VOLCANOLOGISTS Rourke Publishing – August 2015 – Author (three titles)