Quake!: Disaster in San Francisco, 1906

Quake!: Disaster in San Francisco, 1906


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It is before daybreak in San Francisco on April 18, 1906. Jacob Kaufman slips out of the wooden boarding house where he lives with his immigrant father and little sister Rosie, and 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 home hoping 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 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. An Author’s Note carefully separates fact from fiction, giving young readers a glimpse into one of the worst earthquakes in modern history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781561453696
Publisher: Peachtree Publishing Company
Publication date: 04/01/2006
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 477,653
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Gail Langer Karwoski taught third- and fourth-grade students for many years. She received a BA from the University of Massachusetts and an MA from the University of Minnesota. She lives in Georgia.

Robert Papp has produced hundreds of award-winning illustrations for books from many different publishers, from romance novels to young adult books. He lives in Pennsylvania, with his wife, Lisa, who is also an artist.

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Quake!: Disaster in San Francisco 1906 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Morley4me on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this historic piece about a boy that had to indure a tradgedy and all the things he encountered and how he delt with it. I wonder what it was like to live back then without cell phones?