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The San Francisco Earthquake, 1906

Tarshis, Lauren (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The San Francisco Earthquake, 1906
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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?
Authors: Tarshis, Lauren
Title: The San Francisco earthquake, 1906
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Inc., 2012
Characteristics: 88, [10] p. :,ill. ;,19 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by Lauren Tarshis ; illustrated by Scott Dawson
Summary: 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?
Additional Contributors: Dawson, Scott
ISBN: 0545206995
9780545206990
Branch Call Number: j TARSHIS 2012
Subject Headings: Survival Juvenile literature California History 20th century Juvenile fiction Earthquakes California San Francisco Juvenile fiction Earthquakes Juvenile fiction San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906 Juvenile fiction
Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Adventure fiction
Topical Term: Survival
Earthquakes
Earthquakes
San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906
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San Francisco, 1906. Horse-drawn carriages share the streets with shiny new automobiles, new businesses and families move in every day from everywhere, and anything seems possible. When the city is rocked with an earthquake, not much is left standing.


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Jul 14, 2013
  • vernessa7 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Very interesting . by michael

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Jul 14, 2013
  • vernessa7 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A boy in the San Francisco earthquake (Leo) survived the earthquake and he and a friend took a train to Sacramento and then took a train to New York City. by Michael

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