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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1992

A storm is coming.  Winds may reach fifty miles an hour with gusts up to ninety miles an hour and David and George are worried about their cat, Hannibal.  He's out there somewhere getting wet and maybe putting himself in danger.

Luckily, Hannibal finds his way home and the family turns indoors to huddle inside in the darkness as the lights flicker and the power goes out.  Creaking, groaning, roaring are all around.  What will it look like outside when the storm has passed by and they can open the door and explore?

One of the most amazing things George and David discover after the storm is only a memory is the tree that has fallen into their neighbor's yard. What was once a great place to play and adventure, turns out to still be a place of magic and mystery if you only see it through the eyes of your imagination.

Possibilities abound as the boys sail forth over the seven seas in search of pirates and beyond.

Where will your imagination take you?  What can you discover in the "ordinary" world you live in?

This is a beautiful invitation into the world of creativity and your own imagination lit by the shadowy and mysterious illustrations conjured up to carry us out beyond the known.  There's a cozy sense of family and the reassurance of the familiar as the story rockets us into the unexpected and turns on the power of our own inner storyteller.

978-0395543825   Ages  6-9   32 pages

Recommended by:  Barb

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