'Angel's family has seen many typhoons. For generations they've passed across the central Philippines bringing drenching rains and strong winds. Angel and her family know how to batten down for big storms. It's part of their way of life. But when the biggest typhoon of all comes to Tacloban, Angel faces the biggest challenge of her life. An engaging and suspenseful story about one girl surviving Cyclone Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013.'
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'A powerful and moving story about one boy caught up in the Japanese earthquake and tsunami of 2011.
'When the tsunami strikes the Japanese seaside town of Omori-wan, the effects are utterly devastating. Three years later, much of what happened on that day is still a mystery. As Hotaka sets about convincing local performers to appear at the town's upcoming Memorial Concert, he finds himself increasingly haunted by memories of best friend, Takeshi, who perished without trace in the tsunami. Then his friend Sakura becomes involved in an anti-seawall movement, and all too quickly the protest gets serious. As the town and its people struggle to rebuild their lives, can Hotaka piece together what happened that day - and let go of the past? ' (Publication summary)Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2017