Day of the Cyclone: Disaster Strikes! 7

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Coteau Books, Apr 4, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 176 pages
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Ella is surprised by her birthday gift from her father: a Brownie camera and the advice to seek pictures of things that ‘don’t belong’. This is how Ella first notices Billy, a boy at her school. They become good friends, although Ella is sure Billy is keeping something from her. Ella soon realizes there are others to whom the ‘don’t belong’ tag applies. They include herself! Helping out at her mother’s IODE group, Ella finds out about women’s rights – or the lack of them. When Ella’s mother’s purse is raided, suspicion falls on Billy. Then, just as Ella is learning more about both her mother and her mysterious friend, the cyclone arrives, and it’s the substandard housing of the poor that’s worst-hit. How can Ella, armed only with her camera, help her friend? Praise for Ice Storm: “Draper covers the terror and impact of the storm. She also weaves in a subtle environmental message about overreliance on electricity...an unusual story of survival.” – Kirkus Reviews Praise for Graveyard of the Sea: “the author makes the setting of her Newfoundland tale as satisfying as the smell of seafood chowder”; “readers are...sensually and emotionally embedded in 12-year-old Murphy’s life in the outport” – Canadian Children’s Book News
 

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Modern teens and pre-teens have trouble imagining just how rigid and constricting life was for girls a hundred years ago. Thirteen year old Ella lives in Regina, the burgeoning capitol of Saskatchewan ... Read full review

Contents

Prologue The Boy
1
Chapter 1 Young Ladies Dont
3
Chapter 2 The Brownie
11
Chapter 3 Billy
21
Chapter 4 The Work Party
33
Chapter 5 Lunch at the Royal
43
Chapter 6 The Prairie
54
Chapter 7 Accusations
64
Chapter 11 Dominion Day
107
Chapter 12 Where is Billy?
118
Chapter 13 A Splendid Optimism
126
Chapter 14 The Truth
134
Chapter 15 Billys Story
143
Chapter 16 A New Start
153
Authors Note
160
In Memoriam
166

Chapter 8 Tornado
76
Chapter 9 City in Ruins
81
Chapter 10 A Pile of Bones
95
Acknowledgements
167
About the Author
168
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Penny Draper is the author of six previous Disaster Strikes! novels,including the most recent, Day of the Cyclone. Her novels in this series have received numerous awards and nominations in competitions across the country. Terror at Turtle Mountain, the first book in the series,was a finalist for the Silver Birch Young Readers’ Choice Award inOntario, as well as Saskatchewan’s Diamond Willow Award and theGeoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Writing for Young People. Penny Draper is a storyteller who lives in Victoria, BC. For many years,Penny shared tales as a professional storyteller at schools, libraries, conferences, festivals, and on radio and television. She has told stories in anArabian harem and from inside a bear’s belly –but that is a story in itself...

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