Author/Illustrator: David Wiesner
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Year: 1990
Brief Summary: A fallen tree from a hurricane and an active imagination transport two brothers to fantastical places and adventures.
Awards, Honors and Prizes:
Adventuring with Books: A Booklist for PreK-Grade 6, Tenth Edition, 1993 ; National Council of Teachers of English
Children’s Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001 ; H.W. Wilson
Children’s Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006 ; H.W. Wilson
Ideas for using this book in classroom or library and/or brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core, etc.:
- Science: talk about hurricanes/stormy weather…how do you do to prepare for bad weather? What does David and George’s family do?
- What did the boys pretend with the fallen tree? (expedition into the jungle, stalking a leopard, sailing the seven seas, journey to the moon and stars, “just sat and enjoyed the view” and privacy, etc.)
- Why did they not want the workers to remove the fallen tree? Why were the boys looking forward to another hurricane?
Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc.
Accessed at: Thrasher Elementary Library