I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906 (I Survived Series #5) [NOOK Book]

Overview

The terrifying details of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake jump off the page!

Ten-year-old Leo loves being a newsboy in San Francisco -- not only does he get to make some money to help his family, he's free to explore the amazing, hilly city as it changes and grows with the new century. Horse-drawn carriages share the streets with shiny new automobiles, new businesses and ...
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I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906 (I Survived Series #5)

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Overview

The terrifying details of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake jump off the page!

Ten-year-old Leo loves being a newsboy in San Francisco -- not only does he get to make some money to help his family, he's free to explore the amazing, hilly city as it changes and grows with the new century. Horse-drawn carriages share the streets with shiny new automobiles, new businesses and families move in every day from everywhere, and anything seems possible.

But early one spring morning, everything changes. Leo's world is shaken -- literally -- and he finds himself stranded in the middle of San Francisco as it crumbles and burns to the ground. Does Leo have what it takes to survive this devastating disaster?

The I SURVIVED series continues with another thrilling story of a boy caught in one of history's most terrifying disasters!
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Praise for I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912:

"The fast pace and intrinsically fascinating disaster story will keep readers turning the pages." -- Kirkus

Praise for I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916:

"This is a gripping story that will hold the interest of reluctant readers." -- SLJ

Praise for I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005:

“Expressive illustrations capture the drama of the storm and its aftermath, but the book’s real power comes from its exploration of what it means to be a hero.” -- Booklist

Children's Literature - Jill Walton
Until twenty hours before the earthquake, Leo has his gold nugget. Leo also has warm memories of his papa telling stories of brave Grandpop and Papa saying that Leo has his Grandpop's "guts and good luck." His papa always ended the stories by giving the nugget to Leo to hold. But now his gold nugget, his promise of a better life, has been stolen by two vicious street thugs. For the enterprising young Leo, a self-sufficient orphan who supports himself selling newspapers on the streets of San Francisco, the destructive earthquake of 1906 follows a personal disaster of major proportion. Leo is intent on retrieving his gold nugget until his friend, Morris, and the earthquake foil his efforts. Survival becomes all that matters. All over San Francisco, buildings are collapsing; fires burn out of control and the people are helpless to take care of themselves. Leo will persevere and help other people. This chapter book, in the "I Survived" series, does not have one dull moment. The adventures are fast paced, the descriptions are vivid, and all the illustrations fit the time period and mood. The gold nugget illustration on the title page and at the beginning of each chapter sparkles! Good will prevail over adversity. The end papers are important to the story. The author, Tarshis, writes about her current impressions of San Francisco as she retraces Leo's steps. The question/answer section offers the where, why and what nature of earthquakes. The additional Facts on Earthquakes explain the pattern of earthquakes and their impact on land and sea and space. Reviewer: Jill Walton
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545392617
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/1/2012
  • Series: I Survived Series , #5
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 28,208
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


Lauren Tarshis is the editor of Scholastic’s Storyworks magazine and group editorial director for language arts for Scholastic classroom magazines, in addition to being the author of the I Survived series and the critically acclaimed novels Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree and Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell in Love. She lives in Westport, Connecticut, and can be found online at www.laurentarshis.com.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2012

    Breath Tacking

    So much ACTION!!!!!!!!!

    10 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2012

    San Fran

    AWESOME AND AMAZING

    9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2012

    Not supprising. She pulled off another greaat one AGAIN.

    8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2012

    Awesome

    This was the best especially becauce it2 was the best of all the books i have ever read!

    8 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2012

    OMG

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG I LOVE THESE BOOKS SOOOOOOOOOOOOO BADDDDDDDDDDD

    7 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2012

    Nook news production

    I really like the book and think people would like it to. This has been a production by technolgy getures ~ z¿i3 0¿i^ 3r

    7 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2013

    I servived

    Good book realey intristing

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2012

    :)

    Holy cow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This book is outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2012

    I love Lauren Tarshis books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I have read all of the I survived books except this one. She is also in my Storyworks magazines.

    5 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2012

    Interesting

    I like these cause i love to learn about my country's history.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2013

    TWO THUMBS UP

    It really tells a story of how enimys can unite to help even in the worst cases.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2013

    Good Book?

    My dad lived in San Frinsico all his life until he bought a house with my mom. We now live in Florida as a happy family. The point is if i should read it. Is it inspirational is it action packed adventureouse uspensefuul so please tell me if should read it thanks

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2013

    Very interesting

    It is well written but lacks breath taking moments

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2014

    I survived is the best sereis in the world!

    I like i survived beacause of all the actchun thank you mom

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2014

    I SURVIVED the experents

    I SURVIVED the experents

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2013

    Awesome book

    Yay!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2013

    I survived review

    Great book as well as all the others in the series even though i have only read a few. I really enjoyed this book and have read it multiple times. Is it worth buying? Yes! But if you don't want to pat the money look for it at a local library.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2013

    Good book

    It was good but its about a gold nugget my fav one isi survived shark attack

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2013

    ?

    It will only let me read the sample when i payed 4 it

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2012

    Y

    You spelled "awesome" wrong

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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