The Story of the Katrina Rose:
In 2005, Hurricane Katrina swept through Louisiana and Mississippi, breaking levies and leaving great destruction in its path.
Of the 400 roses in Peggy Martin's garden, only one managed to survive the 20 foot waves that devastated the land...
Andrew Higgins built boats that could crunch through driftwood, bounce over logs, climb a beach, and wham up on a sloping concrete sea wall. In World War II, that was exactly what was needed to get soldiers and Jeeps from the ocean to land. This biography for young readers traces the invention of the legendary Higgins boat-and the adventurous childhood of the remarkable man behind it.