Quake!: Disaster in San Francisco, 1906 (Google eBook)

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Peachtree Publishers, Apr 1, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 153 pages
9 Reviews
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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Review: Quake!: Disaster in San Francisco, 1906

User Review  - Kayla Armstrong - Goodreads

A very sad book. Had trouble finishing it because it is so sad. Read full review

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This boo was great because it was based on a real story Read full review

Contents

Chapter 01
1
Chapter 02
9
Chapter 03
20
Chapter 04
27
Chapter 05
34
Chapter 06
45
Chapter 07
53
Chapter 08
67
Chapter 10
86
Chapter 11
95
Chapter 12
108
Chapter 13
117
Chapter 14
120
Chapter 15
130
Chapter 16
136
Authors Note
145

Chapter 09
77

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About the author (2004)

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.

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