Saint Louis Armstrong Beach

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, Sep 1, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 144 pages
29 Reviews
The gripping story of a boy, a dog and a hurricane

Saint is a boy with confidence as big as his name is long. A budding musician, he earns money playing clarinet for the New Orleans tourists. His best friend is a stray dog named Shadow, and it's because of Shadow that Saint's still in town when Hurricane Katrina hits. Saint's not worried about the hurricane at first--he plans to live to be a hundred just to defy his palm-reader friend Jupi, who told him he had a short life line. But now the city has been ordered to evacuate and Saint won't leave without Shadow. His search brings him to his elderly neighbor's home and the three of them flee to her attic when the waters rise. But when Miz Moran's medication runs out, it's up to Saint to save her life--and his beloved Shadow's.

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User Review  - Laurel - Goodreads

Young adult fiction, but it is a really good story! I think it gives an honest, young boy's look at the places and times leading up to and following after Hurricane Katrina. Read full review

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User Review  - Erin - Goodreads

3.5 stars rounded up. This book was on a list of Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award nominees. I read it at the same time as my 12 year old niece. The protagonist (for whom the book is named) is a ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Brenda Woods, whose family hails from New Orleans, is the author of Coretta Scott King Honor winner The Red Rose Box and ALA Quick Pick Emako Blue. She lives in the Los Angeles area.