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by David Wiesner

Paperback, 32 pages

Published by HMH Books for Young Readers (1992-08-24)

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Amazon Description

When a storm is raging, David and George are glad to be inside the house, snug and safe. In this spectacular picture book by Caldecott Honor recipient David Wisener, a fallen tree becomes the threshold to the limitless voyage of the imagination, which David and George share as only true friends--and brothers--can.

One Potato Review

Thrillingly captures the panic which accompanies the arrival of a major weather system, and the unforgettable details of a night spent holing up with your family - with flashlights and candles and dinner on the floor by the fireplace - until it’s passed. Still, this doesn’t stop there: the wreckage left behind in the morning becomes a vehicle - many vehicles really - for racing imaginations. That a massive fallen tree should eventually get carved into lumber and carted away hints at this author’s larger - if unspoken - intentions. Yes, these boys are free to wonder over the potential of future almost-disasters, but one family’s amusement park is very likely to become another family’s shelter.   

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