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LocationMarshall District
TitleI survived the great Alaska earthquake, 1964 / Lauren Tarshis.
AuthorTarshis, Lauren, author.
Call NoJ TAR
CollectionJ New Arrivals


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Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781338891782
International Standard Book Number 9781338891799
Personal Name Tarshis, Lauren, author.
Title Statement I survived the great Alaska earthquake, 1964 / Lauren Tarshis.
Imprint New York : Scholastic, 2023.
Physical Description 144 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Series Statement I survived ; 23.
Summary, Etc. It was 1964 in the brand-new state of Alaska, a vast land of staggering beauty and heart-stopping dangers. Eleven-year-old Jack had grown up living happily with his parents in an off-the-grid cabin, miles from their closest neighbors. Grizzlies and wolves outnumbered people, and dark winter days were 30 degrees below zero. Jack had always thought of himself as strong--"Alaska tough". But then the most powerful earthquake in American history--the Good Friday Earthquake--struck. The 9.2 magnitude quake lasted nearly five minutes, destroying downtown Anchorage and sending 30-foot tsunamis into coastal cities, wiping out entire communities. Its vibrations were felt around the world. In the end, it caused billions of dollars in damage and the death of 129 people. New York Times bestselling author Lauren Tarshis tells the story of the disaster that changed our understanding of earth science--and tested one boy in ways he never could have imagined. Includes a section of nonfiction backmatter with more facts and photos about the real-life event.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Boys Juvenile fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Survival Juvenile fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Alaska Earthquake, Alaska, 1964 Juvenile fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Historical fiction.