The silent storm

by Garland, Sherry.

Format: Print Book 1993
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Penn Hills Library Juvenile j GAR
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile
Call Number  j GAR
Alyssa, who has lost both of her parents in a violent storm & has become mute because of the trauma, hears that another hurricane is approaching.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 4-7. If it's heroics and happy endings readers want, this is a story they'll love. Alyssa has always adored the sea and stories about it. She still does, despite the fact that her mother was killed during a hurricane and that her father, who disappeared during the same storm, is presumed dead. Since then, Alyssa has been mute. Though she longs to speak, she feels certain that doing so will dredge up monstrous memories of what happened and seal her father's fate. Now, another hurricane is approaching, and her life is about to change again: her beloved grandfather, who can cope with her no longer, plans to send her to live with her rigid aunt (with whom Alyssa stayed after her parents died). Also, Ty, a gallant ragamuffin with an abusive stepfather, suddenly becomes her friend. Alyssa seems much younger than her 13 years, and the children's endeavors to rescue Grandpa in the midst of the storm and Alyssa's recovery of her voice as Grandpa lies injured in the hospital stretch credibility to the limit. But Alyssa's frustrating inability to speak seems real enough, there's plenty of tension as the storm approaches, and the dramatic depiction of the "devil wind" will keep the pages turning at a good pace. ~--Stephanie Zvirin"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Orphans -- Fiction.
Grandfathers -- Fiction.
Selective mutism -- Fiction.
Hurricanes -- Fiction.
Galveston (Tex.) -- Fiction.
Publisher San Diego :Harcourt Brace Jovanovich,1993
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description x, 240 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 0152741704 :
0152013369 (pbk.)
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