Synopses & Reviews
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.
"Touching and exciting, this close-up has immediacy and an authentic voice that bring history vividly to life."--Kirkus Reviews
Photographer Edith Irvine and her assistant survive the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906 and risk their lives to document the devastation through photography.
About the Author
KRISTIANA GREGORY is the author of Earthquake at Dawn, The Legend of Jimmy Spoon, and Jenny of the Tetons, which won a Golden Kite Award and was an NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies. She began writing when she was eight years old. She has worked as a reporter, an editor, and a children's book reviewer. She lives with her family in Boise, Idaho.