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Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Story Books
The Storm

The Storm

1995 Story Books
Ages: 5 - 8 yrs.
Author: Marc Harshman
Illustrator: Mark Mohr
ISBN: 0-525-65150-0
Hardcover Price: $15.99
Paralyzed by a bike accident, Jonathan, now in a wheelchair, has done everything he can to continue living a normal life on the family farm. One day, as his mother is leaving, she asks him to get the horses into the barn in case of a storm. Unexpectedly, the anticipated storm develops into a tornado - against which Jonathan must pit himself; he has to save the horses. Exciting, with dramatic illustrations of the storm, the focus of this fine story is on the protagonist's competence, not his handicap.
Kemie Nix   ©1995 Parents' Choice
Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children's Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents' Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.

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