Category:

Format:

Published by (2021-08-31)

"In the aftermath of a strange time, The Longest Storm feels like a validation—a blessing, even.” —Wall Street Journal

★“At once timely and timeless….” — School Library Journal, STARRED

"A new classic."  — Booklist, STARRED


★"Emotionally nuanced, authentic .... clearly shows how connection and resilience can prevail in the face of any storm.” Publishers Weekly, STARRED

★"Splendid….Resonant and reassuring.” — Kirkus Reviews, STARRED

From acclaimed author-illustrator Dan Yaccarino comes a heartwarming family story that will resonate for everyone who's experienced the Covid-19 quarantine -- or other kinds of hardship and loss.

No one knew where the strange storm came from, or why it lasted so long. The family at the center of this timely story has to hunker down together, with no going outside - and that's hard when there's absolutely nothing to do, and everyone's getting on everyone else's nerves.

This classic in the making will lift hearts with its optimistic vision of a family figuring out how to love and support one another -- even when their everyday world is shrunk beyond recognition.

Book Details

Format: Hardcover
Price: 18.99 USD / 24.99 CAD
Published: 2021-08-31
Imprint:
Page Count: 40
Trim Size: 8 x 10
Grades:
Ages:

Booklist Kirkus Publishers Weekly ★ School Library Journal

“At once timely and timeless…. This book will stay with readers long after the last page is turned.” — School Library Journal, STARRED

"A new classic."  — Booklist, STARRED

★"Emotionally nuanced, authentic .... clearly shows how connection and resilience can prevail in the face of any storm.” — Publishers Weekly, STARRED

★"Feels emotionally true to the process of going through any profound crisis….Resonant and reassuring.” — Kirkus Reviews, STARRED

"In the aftermath of a strange time, “The Longest Storm” feels like a validation—a blessing, even.” —Wall Street Journal

One of “The Best Children’s Books of 2021 —Red Tricycle

One of "The 150 Most Anticipated Fall Books" — Kirkus Reviews

“Masterful….encompasses so many themes and is so well-written that sharing it with readers is highly recommended. A story to ponder and illustrations to consider again and again… thoroughly satisfying ... on all levels.” — School Library Connections

"A profound, optimistic story of dealing with hardship....simultaneously paints a picture of suffering, family conflict, and the power of apology....a must-read."  — Books to Borrow, Books to Buy, syndicated column

"I love the underlying themes of grief and trauma, loneliness, and the healing power of apology. There is just no other book like this out there." —Bilingual Mingle

"Yaccarino’s masterful illustration skills take center stage in this metaphorical picture book about loss and trauma…..could be read aloud to stimulate discussion about the normal process of navigating human relations." — Youth Services Book Review

STAY CONNECTED Sign up