Galveston Hurricane of 1900-Young Texans Series-Historical fiction with ten-day study unit. Answer key included.
Elsie Drummond's eleventh birthday is a date she'll always remember--a day which started with presents and cake and ended with death and destruction. Elsie's mother, a hurricane survivor, decides to escort the birthday guests home when the wind and rain gain intensity, but she doesn't return, leaving Elsie to face the hurricane and its aftermath alone.
Elsie never abandons her search for her parents and she discovers a talent for organization, befriends the famous Clara Barton, and makes choices which will change the path of her life.