Lloyd, Norris Katie and the Catastrophe
Chicago Reilly & Lee Co. 1968 First Edition Cloth Very Good+ in Fair dust jacket
Illustrated by Sirdofsky, Sam
Blue cloth boards with green lettering and green drawing on front. Bottom corners a little bumped, PO name inside. DJ has 3 1/2" and 2" tear at front flap, edgewear and 1/2" chip at top of spine. Text is bright and clean.
"Once upon a time, in the year 1920 to be exact, there lived an 8-year-old girl who liked hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, earthquakes and volcanoes, though to tell the truth she had never seen or felt one. . . Katie always dreamed of catastrophes. But she had little hope of ever really seeing one for herself. Her older brother and sister scoffed at her daydreams, but Katie still pictured herself on a rooftop during a flood, or rescuing a child in a hurricane. Then, during a routine summer visit to an aunt in another town, Katie found herself smack in the middle of a catastrophe at last!" Charming and energetic color illustrations by Sam Sirdofsky.
Age Level: Grades 3-6; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall