Earthquake at Dawn

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 194 pages
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It's April 18, 1906, and a powerful earthquake has just rocked San Francisco. Photographer Edith Irvine and her assistant, Daisy Valentine, survive the tragedy. Armed with Edith's camera, the two women set out to document the devastation--even as buildings crumble around them and soldiers promise to shoot anyone trying to photograph the crippled city.
Based on the real-life experience of photographer Edith Irvine, this harrowing tale of bravery and survival includes many of Irvine's now-famous photographs.

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User Review  - dyauch - LibraryThing

We just read this book in my language arts class as a book unit. I thought that this book was fabulous. There was a lot of action and suspense. Even though it took place a long time ago, it was a good ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nicole - Goodreads

This wasn't a bad book by any means, but it wasn't a great one either. It's a solid 'meh' for me. There were really great moments, and the disbelief and outrage the characters felt at the end was very well written, as was some of the imagery, but it still didn't really capture me. Read full review

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KRISTIANA GREGORY is the author of several award-winning novels. She lives in Boise, Idaho.

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