I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906 (I Survived Series #5)

I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906 (I Survived Series #5)

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by Lauren Tarshis, Scott Dawson
     
 

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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

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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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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545392617
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2012
Series:
I Survived Series , #5
Sold by:
Scholastic, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
116,221
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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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I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906 (I Survived Series #5) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AWESOME AND AMAZING
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So much ACTION!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book realey intristing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like these cause i love to learn about my country's history.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not supprising. She pulled off another greaat one AGAIN.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the best especially becauce it2 was the best of all the books i have ever read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It really tells a story of how enimys can unite to help even in the worst cases.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was good. I spent a hour reading it. My eyes were locked on it. This book was not my fav though. I say ages 7-13 would like this book a lot! : )
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like i survived beacause of all the actchun thank you mom
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I SURVIVED the experents
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yay!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really cool
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ive ever read!!
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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
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This 8.5 earthquake is nothing considering WW2.