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All Hands on Deck!: A Deadly Hurricane, a Daring Rescue, and the Origin of the Cajun Navy

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All Hands on Deck!: A Deadly Hurricane, a Daring Rescue, and the Origin of the Cajun Navy
Age Range
4+
Release Date
June 15, 2021
ISBN
978-0593176894
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A heroic tale of boats, large and small, teaming up and lending a hand in a time of need, based on the true story of a community that came together to rescue survivors of Hurricane Katrina.

When the wind is high and the barometer is low, it can mean only one thing: Hurricane! In the aftermath of a terrible storm, a coastal community is left in shambles, with thousands of people stranded on cars or rooftops. The Coast Guard is stretched to its limit, and all along the coast, schooners and sloops and speedboats wonder "What can I do? I am only one little boat." But by working together, even the littlest boats can make a difference.
Based on the true story of the "Cajun Navy" that came together in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and has continued to assist in rescue efforts after every major hurricane to strike the Gulf Coast in the years since, this tale of courage and community will inspire readers of all ages to step up and do their part.

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Cajun Navy and Hurricane Katrina
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
ALL HANDS ON DECK is a fun and educational book that teaches a bit about what the Cajun Navy is, how it started, and hurricanes. The characters are ships rather than the people, which is more appealing to children. It highlights how they help people during times of need. Hurricane Katrina is the setting of this book which is when the Cajun Navy started, once New Orleans was flooded out.

The illustrations are incredible and I love how the picture of the hurricane growing also shows the defined eye in the center. It also tells us a bit about the different boats that the Cajun Navy uses and the usefulness of each one. In the back of the book, there's a bonus section that teaches what hurricanes are, a bit about Hurricane Katrina, and some hurricane safety tips.


Final Verdict: This book is perfect for fans of boats and those who enjoy learning about natural disasters. As a Louisianian, it's nice to see this book and I think it would be even more interesting for those who don't live in the path of hurricanes.
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