I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906

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Scholastic Incorporated, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 88 pages
43 Reviews
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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User Review  - amccann - LibraryThing

Leo is a kid living in San Francisco in 1906. He is a newspaper boy which is something her really like to do and he needs the money. Little did he know that his normal routine would be shaken up with the earthquake of San Francisco. Read full review

Review: The San Francisco Earthquake, 1906 (I Survived #5)

User Review  - Mari Anne - Goodreads

Started out really strong and interesting but like a lot of these books, the plot just kind of peters out after the natural disaster portion of the book. Great visual imagery but a little fantastical in the escaping from the rubble. Read full review

About the author (2012)

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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