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While adult books chronicle the darker side of natural disasters, author Murray and artist Ford fill the gap in children’s literature with a charming alternative. Gullah’s story, part-whimsy, part-reality, tells of a mischievous cat caught in Hurricane Katrina. In word and image the harrowing events of the storm are recounted but focus on the helicopter rescues that save the lives of the now-new-homeless. Ford painted all the watercolor illustrations sitting on a buoy in a FEMA trailer where she lived after the storm. .
Gullah’s adventures are triple in appeal. Besides entertaining, teaching and inspiring the young, “grown-up” aficionados of New Orleans discover the book sparks an irresistible nostalgia. The story resonates with animal lovers and evacuees forced to leave cherished pets behind, a situation now remedied by new legislation. And for all disaster survivors the book speaks to the best in the human spirit; the will to conquer the darkness.