Saint Louis Armstrong Beach

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, Sep 1, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 144 pages
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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  - lolhscybrarian - LibraryThing

This was a quick read, however at the beginning I was a bit confused and it took me several pages to get entranced in the storyline. I thought the scene during the Hurricane while Saint Louis was ... Read full review

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User Review  - Caroline - Goodreads

1.5 stars I read this book after I heard my 3rd grader reading this for her Battle of the Books competition and was disturbed by some things I was hearing. I had her stop reading when, within the ... 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.