Seven-year-old Harry loves his new tropical paradise. Miami had the puffiest clouds ever, an ocean air that spoke of life teeming beneath the waves and, best of all, a new puppy. This was way better than Detroit!

That is, until a deadly hurricane packing 150 mile-per-hour winds crashed ashore. Almost everyone was asleep and caught off guard. Then, in the light of dawn, when they thought the storm had passed, Harry and his new dog, Patches, find themselves in the middle of the monster again — and this time, they are alone.

“Harry and the Hurricane” is based on a true story about the author’s father as a young boy and one of the worst storms to hit Southeast Florida — The Great Miami Hurricane of 1926.

It is the story of a boy who faces terror … and finds the power of love.