Zane Dupree, a twelve-year-old boy, is meeting his great-grandmother, Miss Trissy, for the first time; traveling from New Hampshire to New Orleans. Zane’s world changes when the threats of Hurricane Katrina hit. As Zane and his great-grandmother are heading out of New Orleans, Zane’s dog, Bandy, jumps out of the car, which leads Zane to follow him.
Zane and Bandy are sent to the attic, when the water starts to rise in the house. To escape, the two move out to the roof, where they meet Mr. Tru and Malvina traveling in a canoe. The four travelers search out for dry land while trying to stay alive.
This was read by Jerry Dixon and is a nominee for the Mark Twain Award.