Marvelous Cornelius [hc]
Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans
Written by Phil Bildner & illustrated by John Parra
In New Orleans, there lived a man who saw the streets as his calling, and he swept them clean. He danced up one avenue and down another and everyone danced along. The old ladies whistled and whirled. The old men hooted and hollered. The barbers, bead twirlers, and beignet bakers bounded behind that one-man parade. But then came the rising Mississippi- and a storm greater than anyone had seen before.
In this heartwarming book about a real street sweeper, Phil Bildner and John Parra tell the inspiring story of a humble man and the heroic difference he made in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. 44 pages
"A stirring story of resilience in the face of adversity." -School Library Journal (Kindergarten-Grade 2)
August 4, 2015
AR Level=4.0; Lexile Level=620 AD Adult-Directed Text