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It's Only Ink! Katrina: Through Mango's Eyes

It's Only Ink!
Katrina: Through Mango's Eyes

Hurricane Katrina devastated the New Orleans area when it slammed into the Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005. Many were left homeless, including livestock, zoo animals, and pets. Author Sheila Pippin and her pet parrot, Mango, were among the fortunate to be reunited months after the storm, thanks to animal rescue workers in New Orleans. "Katrina: Through Mango's Eyes" is Mango's touching story.
Mango likes to tell stories. The book begins with Mango telling a few of his friends about his adventures during Hurricane Katrina. He tells them of how the wind and lightning scared him and of how he watched as his friends tried to find shelter. Dumpster the cat and Pepper the squirrel weren't scared at all. In fact, they enjoyed the wind blowing against their fur. Mango goes on to tell his friends how he ended up an animal rescue.
Pippin's heart-warming tale is beautifully told. The hand-drawn illustrations by Sheila Pippin and Kristina Pippin add charm and faces to the events that occurred.
Pippin's book was written to help children of the storm cope with the trauma and heartbreak associated with the storm. The humanitarian efforts of animal rescue were astounding.
This reviewer and her children loved Sheila Pippin and Mango's story.

Katrina: Through Mango's Eyes by Sheila Pippin
Published by: American Literary Press
ISBN: 978-156167-956-0
Price: $12.95
Reviewed by: Jennifer LB Leese, a writer from Maryland. Visit her online at: www.geocities.com/ladyjiraff

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