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Disaster Strikes #1: Earthquake Shock

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Publisher Comments:

When disaster strikes, the only thing you can count on is yourself!

It had seemed like the perfect California day. But as Joey Flores walked home from the skate park with his friends, the ground began to tremble, and Joey knew they were headed for trouble....

The earthquake that followed devastated their neighborhood, collapsing a nearby overpass with Joey and Fiona on one side and Kevin and Dylan on the other. Now Joey and his friends must rescue each other, endure the aftershocks, and find a new way home as the earth cracks beneath their feet.

Review:

"Joey Flores and his friends are walking home from a skate park when an earthquake tears through their Los Angeles neighborhood in this first title in Kennedy's Disaster Strikes series. Joey and Fiona are passing under a highway when the quake hits, and he drags her out of the collapsing underpass: 'Crashing concrete columns chased them, like some awful monster ready to swallow them whole.' Joey then pulls an antagonistic friend, Dylan, out from under concrete slabs just before an aftershock occurs. Kennedy pushes the super-boy idea to the limit as Joey then proceeds to whisk a small girl away from a downed power line seconds before she would have touched it. His aw-shucks musings on being heralded as a hero is also unconvincing: 'Heroes were larger than life. He was just ten-year-old Joey.' More believable is Joey's genuine fear for his family's wellbeing as he races home after the earthquake. Kennedy (The Dog Days of Charlotte Hayes) follows this slim, but eventful story with a roundup of earthquake facts. Tornado Alley pubs simultaneously. Ages 7 — 10. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Marlane Kennedy is the author of ME AND THE PUMPKIN QUEEN and THE DOG DAYS OF CHARLOTTE HAYES. She has lived through one tiny earthquake, the blizzard of 1978, and a tornado that swept through Wooster, Ohio, where she lives with her husband and daughter. Though she is having a blast writing about disasters, she is hoping not to add any more to this list! You can find her online at www.marlanekennedy.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780545530446
Author:
Kennedy, Marlane
Publisher:
Scholastic Paperbacks
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Disaster Strikes
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20140631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 2 up to 5
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7.63 x 5.25 in
Age Level:
from 7 up to 10

Related Subjects

Children's » Action and Adventure » Adventure Stories
Children's » Chapter Books
Children's » General
Children's » Science and Nature » Meteorology
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Friendship

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Product details 128 pages Scholastic Paperbacks - English 9780545530446 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Joey Flores and his friends are walking home from a skate park when an earthquake tears through their Los Angeles neighborhood in this first title in Kennedy's Disaster Strikes series. Joey and Fiona are passing under a highway when the quake hits, and he drags her out of the collapsing underpass: 'Crashing concrete columns chased them, like some awful monster ready to swallow them whole.' Joey then pulls an antagonistic friend, Dylan, out from under concrete slabs just before an aftershock occurs. Kennedy pushes the super-boy idea to the limit as Joey then proceeds to whisk a small girl away from a downed power line seconds before she would have touched it. His aw-shucks musings on being heralded as a hero is also unconvincing: 'Heroes were larger than life. He was just ten-year-old Joey.' More believable is Joey's genuine fear for his family's wellbeing as he races home after the earthquake. Kennedy (The Dog Days of Charlotte Hayes) follows this slim, but eventful story with a roundup of earthquake facts. Tornado Alley pubs simultaneously. Ages 7 — 10. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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