One Lucky Girl by DK Publishing

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No matter how bright the sun, how high the ball, Nick is there to catch it. Hawkeye, his dad calls him. Then one summer Sunday in the year 1961, the sky at the racetrack trailer park where the family lives isn't so bright--"looks funny," Nick says to his parents, and the air grows very quiet until... "Tornado!" somebody yells. The roaring air sounds like "a stampede of horses," and the trailer where Nick's baby sister, Becky, has been napping, is suddenly no longer there. it takes a "hawkeye" to see beyond the ruins left behind, to find "one lucky girl" whom the swirling wind has picked up in her crib and sent flying--to blissful safety. The vigorous pastel and watercolor paintings catch every change of family mood and weather--and the tornado sky is unforgettable, as anyone who's seen such a storm coming will attest.

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George Ella Lyon has written many books for young readers including the award-winning picture book "You and Me and Home Sweet Home", illustrated by Stephanie Anderson, which was named an Honor Book for the Jane Addam's Award; Mother" to Tigers;""No Dessert Forever!", both illustrated by Peter Catalanotto and "Trucks Roll!" illustrated by Craig Frazier. Her novel, "Sonny's House of Spies", earned two starred reviews and was nominated for a Kentucky Bluegrass Award. George Ella lives in Lexington, Kentucky with her family. Find out more about the author visit
Published March 1, 2000 by DK CHILDREN. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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When a tornado hits the trailer park and Nick's mother realizes his baby sister is missing, Nick says, ""All the screams nobody had screamed tore out of my mother's mouth."" As his parents search through the ruins, it is Nick who finally finds his sister in her crib, miraculously carried by the w...

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