Day of the Cyclone

Day of the Cyclone

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On Sunday afternoon, July 30, 1912 a tornado hit the town of Regina. Ella and her family experience the storm first hand and lend a hand in helping to rebuild the city.
Publisher: Regina [Sask.] ; Custer, Wash. : Coteau Books for Kids, 2012 (Saint-Lazare, Quebec : Canadian Electronic Library, 2012)
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781550504903
1550504908
Characteristics: 1 online resource (166 pages).

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SPL_Childrens May 30, 2013

In Regina, Saskatchewan, Ella Barclay, daughter of a wealthy banker, has received a very special present – a Kodak “Brownie” camera - for her 13th birthday. She is thrilled, for few people own a camera in the year 1912.
Most people are happy to have their photo taken, so Ella is very surprised when Billy, a new boy at school, is angry when she takes his picture. (Much later in the story, she discovers the reason for his anger.)

Ella has no idea that in the next few days, she and her “Brownie” will record the massive destruction left by the “Regina Cyclone”, the deadliest tornado in Canadian history. Her camera will also record some important evidence which will help to prove Billy’s innocence when he is falsely accused of a crime.

Penny Draper’s newest book skillfully blends a fast-paced story with a true historical event and actual social issues at that time, such as the treatment of “home children” and ethnic minorities, discrimination, women’s rights and poverty. Useful background information about the Regina Cyclone is provided at the end of the book.

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