Quake! : Disaster in San Francisco, 1906by Gail Langer Karwoski, Robert Papp, Terry Bregy
Suddenly the ground beneath his feet begins to rumble, buildings collapse and the street splits wide open as Jacob runs to find safety from a
It is before daybreak on April 18, 1906. Jacob Kaufman slips out of the wooden boarding house where he lives with his immigrant father and little sister Rosie, his father's harsh words still ringing in his ears.
Suddenly the ground beneath his feet begins to rumble, buildings collapse and the street splits wide open as Jacob runs to find safety from a devastating earthquake. Fires engulf the city. He returns to find his father and sister� but there is nothing left of the building but a pile of sticks. Jacob and his dog join the throng of other people searching for shelter, food, fresh water�and loved ones who are missing.
In award-winning author Gail Langer Karwoski's stirring fictional account of the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, young readers will relive the drama of the actual event and its devastating aftermath, through the courageous survival of a young boy. An Author's Note at the end carefully separates fact from fiction, giving young readers a glimpse into one of the worst earthquakes in modern history.
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- 7 - 12 Years
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This book was very exciting and adventure was about to begin for Jacob Kaufman as he walked a stray dog early in the morning of 1906. The earthquake happens and Jacob can¿t find his family. This is an adventure for Jacob and his dog. Another friend is made along the way when Jacob¿s dog rescues a trapped boy in Chinatown. Back then Chinese people were treated poorly and even after the quake kids were treating him differently so Jacob tries his best to help him. This book was filled with excitement and adventure, the timing for things was just rite and the settings were described with detail. The decisions were big in this book and kept you reading. The end wasn¿t obvious and the book was complete.
The book was about a boy who was in an earthquake and his sister and father and uncle and aunt were their house and he was with his dog Quake, and their boarding house fell down and he had to search for his father, sister uncle and aunt. He searched with a boy named San. San found his father and Jacob found his family. I think if you could give it a certain amount of stars and the highest was a billion, I would give it a billion out of a billion stars. I love this book because it was very adventurous! It was one of the best books I ever read.