I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906

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Scholastic Incorporated, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 88 pages
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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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Review: The San Francisco Earthquake, 1906 (I Survived #5)

User Review  - Ms. B - Goodreads

What would it be like to be an orphan living on your own? In this story, young Leo, a street orphan, supports himself by selling newspapers in San Francisco in the early 1900s. The only momento he has ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Leah Koch - Goodreads

This first person fictional account of the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 is an engaging story that will have readers on the edge of their seats to find out what happens next. The best part of this ... Read full review

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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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