Texas Author’s Book on 1900 Galveston Hurricane Now Available as Anniversary Nears
September 3, 2010
Paperback version available for young readers and teachers.
Written by Barbara Brannon
A historical novel recounting one young man’s efforts to survive The Galveston Hurricane
of 1900 is now available in paperback.
First published in 2002, “The Great Storm” tells the story of a fictional youngster,
J. T. King, as he manages to survive one of the largest natural disasters in American
The paperback version is available just in time for back-to-school readers to explore
the Sept. 8 event 110 years later.
Author Lisa Waller Rogers recalls the day forty years ago when she and her family
rode out Hurricane Celia
in Corpus Christi.
“I lay down on the hall floor,” she remembers. “The wind was picking up things—stuffed
animals, dolls, pillow, shoes, you name it—and whipping them around the room like
a spinning top.”
Rogers surely drew on her own personal experience while crafting her historical novel
for young readers.
Based on actual firsthand accounts, it
Extensive primary-source research forms the backbone of J. T.’s thrilling authentic
and richly detailed diary. The historical appendix, complete with photos and map,
is invaluable to young readers and teachers alike.
For more information on Lisa Waller Rogers’s Lone Star Journals
for young readers, visit www.ttupress.org
. Local vendors interested in ordering the book may contact Texas Tech University
Press (TTUP) at (800) 832-4042, fax (806) 742-2979. For more information or a review
copy of the book, contact the TTUP marketing department, (806) 742-2982 or email@example.com