The Surge (Storm Runners Series #2)

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Master of middle-grade adventure Roland Smith returns with a second installment in this fast-paced action series.

Chase and his friends Nicole and Rashawn have just survived Hurricane Emily, the storm of the century, but their troubles are just beginning. Though they've made it to the safety of Nicole's family's farm — the winter home of the Rossi Brothers Circus — the flood waters are rising and they need to reach higher ground. The circus's lions have escaped their cages, and ...

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Overview

Master of middle-grade adventure Roland Smith returns with a second installment in this fast-paced action series.

Chase and his friends Nicole and Rashawn have just survived Hurricane Emily, the storm of the century, but their troubles are just beginning. Though they've made it to the safety of Nicole's family's farm — the winter home of the Rossi Brothers Circus — the flood waters are rising and they need to reach higher ground. The circus's lions have escaped their cages, and a mean and unpredicable leopard is also on the loose. And then, of course, there's the problem of the wildlife preserve next door! Have Chase and his friends lived through a terrifying night only to face a new danger?

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Paula Rohrlick
It's been just twelve hours since Chase, Nicole, and Rashawn boarded their school bus, only to narrowly escape death as Hurricane Emily hit. This second volume of the "Storm Runners" trilogy picks up right where the first, Storm Runners, leaves off. Intrepid Chase and his friends have managed to make it to Nicole's family farm, which happens to be the winter home of the Rossi Brothers' Circus. The dark barn they're sheltering in as the hurricane continues to rage also contains a pregnant elephant, due to give birth at any moment. Chase and Nicole volunteer to go outside to get gas to power the lights, despite the rising water and the other circus animals roaming around. These include a dangerous leopard and several lions who have escaped their cages. Meanwhile, Chase's father, John, a storm chaser accompanied by a TV news crew, is desperately trying to reach Chase, and John's adventures are related in alternate chapters. Nonstop action and ever-present danger makes this a sure bet for middle school-aged readers who have read the first volume. It's a swift and exciting read, with appeal to reluctant readers. Reviewer: Paula Rohrlick
Kirkus Reviews

Family members separated in a Florida hurricane struggle to get back together, but the waters are rising fast and big cats are on the loose in this sequel to Storm Runners (2011).

Taking up the action exactly where the previous episode left off, stranded teenagers Chase and Nicole leave the (supposed) safety of the circus barn to fetch gas for the sputtering generator—only to run into an escaped lion and, later, a very aggressive leopard. Meanwhile, Chase's father and a TV news crew face flooding territory and multiple other serious dangers as they make their way toward the young folks' refuge. Though the characters show a remarkable ability to carry on conversations in normal tones of voice amid howling winds and flying debris, the action never lags. As the two parties draw toward an eventual reunion Smith's habit of switching his very short chapters back and forth on cliffhangers becomes more a suspense builder than the distraction it was in the opener. Nearly devoid of references to previous events and closing on game-changing news that will be sending the central cast on an emergency mission to Mexico in the next episode, this slice of natural disaster isn't exactly freestanding, but it definitely offers nary a dull moment.

A high-velocity page-turner, for all that it's only a segment of a larger arc. (Adventure. 11-13)

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Praise for STORM RUNNERS: THE SURGE
“This slice of natural disaster…offers nary a dull moment. A high-velocity page-turner…” –KIRKUS REVIEWS
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545081795
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2011
  • Series: Storm Runners Series , #2
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 452,291
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Roland Smith first worked with animals at the Portland Zoo, and he has been involved in animal rescues and conservation work around the world for more than twenty years. He is the author of Jack's Run, Zach's Lie, Cryptid Hunters, Peak, and most recently Tentacles, his Scholastic debut. He is also the co-author of numerous picture books with his wife, Marie. Roland lives with Marie on a farm south of Portland, Oregon, and he enjoys writing, traveling, and visiting schools. You can find him online at www.rolandsmith.com.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2012

    Anoumys

    Tis book was, AMAZING! Read it if you love adventure. Read hunger games and gregor books.



    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2012

    Omg

    Omg i read the first book and it was awesome but this one is 1,000,000,000 times better. Read this book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2011

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    Great Book!

    This book is just as good or even better the first book. It continues to leave you in suspense with it's cliff hanger ending, and will make you want to buy the third installment (which is not out yet). If you are a Roland Smith fan, I highly recommend that you read this book (starting with the first book.) Great Book Roland!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2013

    Nook sex?

    Any teens no friggin 67 year old pervs get a life im 17 names jake

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2012

    Soph

    I loove this book and its first one cant wait for the third and i looved it way better than harry potter wayyyyyy better

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2012

    Yghghvhvhhghcgxds

    By the way i think book # 3 will be coming out in early march

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2011

    Simply amazing!

    If you havnt read the first one i recomend you do so as these are amazing! Cannot wait for book three:)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2011

    Good

    Great book i loved it if u havent read it check out the 1st oe

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2011

    Great book

    This is a fast paced adventouros book and a good book for anyone who likes action. Can't wait for book three

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 6, 2011

    Wow

    This is an amazing book cant wait for book 3

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2014

    THIS BOOK DIDNT LOAD :(

    The first book was really good and i was so excited to read the second book! But the sample wouldn't load and the book didnt either. Sorry if i didnt say anything about the book, but just warning, u might waste ur money on it...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2013

    :p

    I read the first book and it was great. The second cant b too bad.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2013

    Booooooooooooooooooo

    Fyuck

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2013

    LOVE IT!!!!!

    I Love This Book! Amaze Maze

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2013

    Moriah

    Hey whts up people

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2013

    Blake

    As much as i wanna fuqk u and all im tired and i gtg byee mqybe well meet again

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2013

    Hey

    Where is the pary

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2012

    Great

    Great book it was slow at first but it was so suspenceful I am reading eruption cant wait for the next one

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2012

    Great

    I love it total diffent great book must read for yong readers

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2012

    Storm runners#2

    This book is even better than the first one some really shocking things happen with Chase and his friends and there familys,and I cant wait untill the #3 comes out!

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