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Jack and the Hurricane

by Joshua Goudie
illustrated by Craig Goudie

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list price: $16.95
published: 2014

Set in rural Newfoundland and Labrador, Jack and the Hurricane follows young, willful Jack on his adventure to save his cousin's birthday party, no matter what Mother Nature has in store. Despite the appeals of neighbours, firefighters and even the army, Jack sets out into a world that is falling down around him, yet his determination and imagination keep him moving forward. The hurricane increases in strength and damage as Jack journeys to brighten the day for his family members. It's a story about determination, risk and caring, all wrapped up in wind, rain, flooding and power outages. An engaging read for children of all ages, Jack and the Hurricane is a story of family, friends and purpose that will tickle your funny bone and delight your heart.

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"The images are vibrant and colourful, and the facial expressions tell their own stories as they capture the wildness of the storm, the bewilderment of the various people Jack meets and his grandmother's tremendous relief to find him safe. An entertaining tale( that left this reader yearning for cupcakes!) - Lisa Doucet, Atlantic Books Today

The father and son duo that created this picture book have done a great job in depicting the effects of a hurricane. The illustrations are quite detailed, playful, and vibrant, while still depicting the action of the tremendous storm. Thebook also features an addendum with factual information about hurricanes, particularly Hurricane Igor, which swept across Newfoundland and Labrador in 2010. Nicole Rowlinson, Resource Links.

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About the Authors

Joshua Goudie

Joshua Goudie's work has been published in numerous compilations and anthologies. He has been shortlisted for the Cuffer Prize three times with one of his short stories placing second in 2012. The following year, he was shortlisted for the Newfoundland and Labrador Credit Union Fresh Fish Award, one of the most generous prizes given in Canada to an emerging writer.Born in Grand Falls-Windsor, he now lives in St. John's. Joshua holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Sir Wilfred Grenfell College. Craig Goudie's work can be found in the provincial government's permanent collection and in numerous private and corporate collections across Canada. He works with many different media including pencil, pastel, charcoal, acrylics, watercolour, and lithography. His favorite art subjects are peopleCraig has served on numerous local and provincial arts-related boards and has developed the online art curriculum resource materials for the province's distance education high school art program.Craig lives in Grand Falls-Windsor, and when he's not drawing or painting, he enjoys photography, piano, theatre, cooking, playing percussion in the community concert band, and travelling with his wife (especially to see their two sons).
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