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I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906

I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906

Series: I Survived (Book #5)
by Lauren Tarshis Illustrated by Scott Dawson
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 city as it changes and grows with the new century. In 1906, horse-drawn carriages share the streets with shiny new automobiles, new businesses and families are moving in every day from everywhere, and anything seems possible. But one minute changes everything.

That's how long it takes the Great Earthquake of 1906 to destroy 500 blocks of San Francisco. Leo's world is shaken — literally — and now every second could mean the difference between life and death as the city crumbles and burns to the ground right before his eyes. Does he have what it takes to survive this devastating disaster?

Ages
7, 8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 2 - 5
Grade Level Equivalent
3.4
Lexile Measure
610L
DRA
40
Guided Reading
S
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
112
Genre
Historical Fiction

About the Author and Illustrator

Lauren Tarshis Lauren Tarshis is the editor of Scholastic's Storyworks magazine and 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."
Scott Dawson Scott Dawson is an illustrator of books in the "I Survived" series.

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