Saint Louis Armstrong Beach

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, Sep 1, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 144 pages
26 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  - Annie Oosterwyk - Goodreads

Solid elementary/middle grade fiction about a young boy and his dog during Hurricane Katrina. The main character is innocent, hard-working and appealing. His parents are good to him and encourage his ... Read full review

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User Review  - Judy - Goodreads

An uplifting story about 7th grade Saint's life in New Orleans just before, during and after Hurricane Katrina. Author Woods gives Saint's family, friends and neighbors well-developed voices, and ... Read full review

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.